Karen Tedesco is an award-winning cook, recipe developer, teacher and food writer with more than 20 years’ experience working in many facets of the food and wine industry. Her recipes have been featured in such publications as Fine Cooking, Better Homes & Gardens, Cooking Light and Southern Living, and her recipe column has been featured in Sauce magazine. In 2011, Karen became certified as a Holistic Health Counselor through the Institute of Integrated Nutrition in New York City.

Her blog, FamilyStyle Food chronicles her everyday cooking and “foodie” inspirations.

Karen’s adventures in the cooking-contest world have been televised numerous times on Food Network Challenge, where you can watch her compete with other talented cooks from across the country.

As a working mother, Karen knows all too well how challenging it can be to put a tasty, healthy dinner on the table every night. She started DinnerStyle, her personal chef business, as a way to help time-challenged people to enjoy the simple pleasures of daily home-cooked meals.

Committed to local, organic produce and sustainably raised meats, poultry and seafood whenever possible, Karen’s creative cuisine focuses on seasonal ingredients and bold, interesting flavors from the Mediterranean, Asia, and Middle East, not to mention updated versions of classic American-style comfort food.

Fully licensed and insured, Karen is a member of the American Personal Chef’s Association and a certified ServSafe food handler. She looks forward to cooking in your kitchen, bringing delicious food to your table.