Flavors of Anatolia

Culinary Event



Chef-owner of Honey Road, Burlington, VT and
Former Chef de Cuisine of Oleana, Cambridge, MA

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Boston University Food and Wine Program

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 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 newly weds 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, which also coincided with her birthday, she knew she had found it. Cara joined the Oleana team as the Sous Chef in the spring of 2010 and became the Chef de Cuisine in the summer of 2013. In 2017, she opened Honey Road, a Mediterranean-themed restaurant in Burlington, Vermont.

Cara is driven by her passion to create and also to unite and inspire people. Her California roots continue to influence how she approaches food. Coming from an area that prides itself on freshness and variety year round, she seeks to feature the ingredients of the northeast while exploring the traditional flavors of the Middle East and Mediterranean.

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