Jillian Naveh is currently a culinary arts and gardening teacher through the Office of Children and Family Services at different juvenile dentention facilities in New York. Jillian has also worked as the farm-to-table chef at the Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm in Kinderhook, NY, at Thunder Mountain Curry Restaurant in Troy NY, and 9 Miles East Farm which offers a prepared meal CSA delivery program that delivers to work places. Jillian earned a degree in Culinary Arts Business Administration from SUNY Delhi. During her time there she was a committed member of the American Culinary Federation and cooked in over 15 competitions around the country and won multiple awards including the nationals for students in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand. After graduating, Jillian worked with youth in a teaching position through the Sylvia Center in project housing community centers in Brooklyn; at the Department of Education where she worked on getting healthy local food into NYC public schools; and with Capital Roots as the outreach coordinator through Americorps. Since moving back to Troy she has been involved in community work through the Oakwood Soul Cafe participating by helping cook for its monthly dinners. Recently Jillian has been teaching monthly culinary arts classes on a variety of different subjects at the Arts Center of the Capital Region.