Hi, I’m Stephanie!
I’ve been in the restaurant business for years—you just didn’t know it.
My first unofficial job description would read something like this:
Front of house manager, expediter, food critic, busser, taste tester, napkin folder, server, and …. bartender. I was 8-years-old when my grandparents opened a restaurant called Dunham’s Prime Time in the late 1970s, and I walked around like I owned the place.
These days I cook because I love to cook. I anticipate the look on a person’s face when they taste something I’ve made and I can tell they think it’s delicious. That feeling is so pure to me—it’s exhilarating.
I created Send A Friend Lasagna after I made a lasagna for a friend whose wife had passed away. I remember feeling helpless, not knowing what to do or how I could possibly comfort my friend. So I leaned into what I love and brought lasagna to him. I like to think of lasagna as a hug you give to someone even when you’re not in their presence. If someone takes a lasagna that I made out of their refrigerator or freezer and puts it in their oven to eat, I hope when they sit down at their table, they think of a hug I made especially for them.