Gina Carrera takes no offense to being told that she belongs in the kitchen. She WILL, however, be miffed if you don’t join her. A world class cooking instructor, Gina’s love of all things food and wine began at a young age, surrounded by the loving embrace of her family on their vineyard. Jealous yet? Just wait. Gina took a break from cooking to become an Architect!
Yes, you read that right. Gina spent years working in Architecture, she was involved with several projects like overseeing production of a hospital and a children’s museum in Zacatecas, Mexico before relocating to Texas. Life took her all over the globe, giving her the opportunity to immerse herself in other culinary cultures.
How does this benefit you? Well, she’s a good sharer, and loves teaching others the lessons she’s learned in kitchens across the world. In starting Cook n Grow, Gina created her dream job: teaching cooking lessons in a social scenario, giving people from all walks of life the opportunity to learn to cook new foods while making new friends over a glass (or three) of wine.
Except at the children’s classes. No wine for the wee ones.
When not teaching class to the masses (one class had over 300 people!) or on television promoting her classes, Gina can be found with her husband and their boys in the great outdoors, or snuggling at home with her fur babies. Either way, there’s usually craft beer she’s brewed herself nearby.