Cynthia was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, and attended undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater, majoring in exercise science. Fitness was life while working in amazing locations like the MCI/Worldcom corporate headquarters, Duke University and the White House in Washington, DC during the Bush administration. However, even after a full 12 hour day at the gym, she would come home to cook elaborate meals for enjoyment. She was constantly offering up meals to friends and hors d'oeuvers for parties when one of them had the great idea she start a catering company. Entertaining Forkless was born in 2005! Without any real advertising, just word of mouth from the first job, it took off. Cynthia decided to move away from DC temporarily to attend culinary school at the famous Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas. She graduated summa cum laude with a perfect 4.0 GPA, was the student council president and received the highest honor given to a graduate, "Top Toque" for outstanding achievement in and out of the classroom. Upon graduation, each student must complete an internship under a master chef and she had the rare honor of doing hers at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA (yep, Mr. Hefner's home!). She was also fortunate enough to be a private chef to a World Series of Poker Player in Las Vegas, and the Sous Chef aboard a 172ft sport fishing yacht traveling along the coast of Mexico. Along with her love of culinary, Cyn started doing odd jobs for friends such as party planning, home organization, painting and making custom jewelry for special events. Cynthia is currently living in downtown DC working as a software trainer during the day, and stays extremely busy with all of her extracurriculars.
In the playboy mansion great hall
A Note from Cynthia:
"Many people ask me what can't I do, and while that is extremely flattering, there are many things that I can't do."
- Web Development (as evident by this not being the fanciest site)
- Drive stick shift
- Build things, hardware related projects
- Photography (but I take a killer iPhone shot!)
- Get a score anywhere near par while golfing