Welcome to my kitchen!

Thank you for visiting.  How are you? I hope that you will take some time and make yourself at home.  Download some Kitchen Chat® podcasts with some of the world’s greatest chefs and cookbook authors. Try cooking some of their recipes. Be inspired by entrepreneurs and their tips on starting a business. Come explore the tastes and cultures of different destinations. Join me on this exciting journey with Kitchen Chat®. Please let me know about your favorite foods and recipe.  I want to hear from you.  



More about Margaret

I am a wife, mom of two beautiful daughters, author of five books, breast cancer survivor, entrepreneur, founder of the award-winning podcast, Kitchen Chat® and a woman with a heart for charity.

As part of earning my Master’s Degree in International Business, I learned Portuguese and interned in the Treasury Department of a large multinational company in Brazil. After graduating, I worked at one of the largest banks in New York City in corporate finance, international trade finance, mergers and acquisitions and syndications.



In 2011 I launched the Kitchen Chat® podcast,

from my kitchen as a way to honor my late father who was an outstanding home chef. I wanted to understand what his joy of food and cooking was all about.  After 300 interviews with chefs, cookbook authors, and culinary experts, I finally understand.  The joy is about the connections and conversations that we have in the kitchen as well as the achievement of cooking that seemingly impossible recipe and then sharing it with family and friends.    

What an honor and “hug from heaven” to be welcomed into and recognized by the culinary industry.  In March 2020, Kitchen Chat® will be inducted into the Taste Awards Hall of Fame for its significant contribution to the culinary broadcast media.  In 2017, I became a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, a prestigious group of women in the culinary field.  In 2016, I was awarded Member of the Year for International Association of Culinary Professionals. It’s an honor to be a consultant with several top-tier kitchen and lifestyle brands and to host high profile events in the culinary, entertainment and business verticals. In 2018, I became Chicago’s Ambassador for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. I share this to encourage you to pursue your dreams and passions too, no matter what age or stage.  

After a major health scare in 2019, I became committed to plant-based living.  This new journey has changed my life and set me on a path I never imagined. Kitchen Chat® provides some great resources for those of you who might be considering including more plant-based options for your meals.

Thank you again for visiting with me in my kitchen.

Always remember to take a moment and Savor the Day!