Flavors of Anatolia

Flavors of Anatolia

Culinary Event



Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Boston University Food and Wine Program

Thank you for your interest.

An evening of exquisite food, accompanied by distinctive wines of Kavaklıdere winery from Anatolia

Flavors of Anatolia

Flavors of Anatolia


Cara's culinary journey began when she was in high school. At the age of 17, after relocating from California where she was born and raised, she began working in the kitchen of a pizza shop in Hanover, New Hampshire. In the years that followed, her desire to attend art school was replaced by a drive to develop her skills as a chef and toward that end Cara moved west again to complete her culinary degree in Monterey, California. After graduating as valedictorian of her class, Cara had a number of professional jobs along the west coast including Cetrella in Half Moon Bay, The Plumpjack Café in San Francisco, and at the Dream Inn Hotel in Santa Cruz, California.

When her husband had the opportunity to attend graduate school in Boston the couple moved just a few months after their wedding and Cara began looking for a new kitchen to call home. After just a few hours in the kitchen at Oleana, she knew she had found it. Cara joined the Oleana team in the spring of 2010 and then spent the next six years as the Chef de Cuisine. In September of 2016, Cara moved to Vermont with her family and is working on opening a restaurant of her own.

She is driven by her passion to create and also to unite and inspire people. Her California roots continue to influence how she approaches food while featuring the ingredients of the northeast and exploring the traditional flavors of the Middle East and Mediterranean.

Special thanks to Boston University Food and Wine Program and Kavaklıdere Winery