Hello, my name is Chloe. I cook and write.

I grew up in a household where food was celebrated, created, and shared. I've always been surrounded by friends who worship food and the genius of those who create it. These influences paired with living in the growing food mecca of Los Angeles, have turned me into a fellow food praiser. Going to Bard College in the Hudson Valley, NY for four years allowed me to access a whole new kind of food culture. In 2016, my last year of college, I worked in the kitchen at Gaskins where I learned about local produce and the ways of keeping fresh food simple. I am currently a private chef in Los Angeles and the research assistant for the LARB Radio Hour.

I'm also interested in the lives and careers of women in the food industry. I think visibility of these female forces in such a male dominated field is important; I try to highlight some of them at work today in my blog section.

The title, Moonbeam Kitchen comes from my nickname as a baby,"moonbeam Chloe." I had a shiny bald little baby head that glowed like a moonbeam. My logo is influenced by Wallace & Gromit's "A Grand Day Out" where the moon was a wheel of cheese.

Most of the photographs on my website are taken by my twin sister, photographer Jessica Chappe and the logo image for Moonbeam Kitchen was painted by my friend Nicole Ucedo