Stephanie Zonis - Biography

October 2004

Stephanie Zonis has been fascinated by food and tinkering with recipes for longer than she’s willing to admit. Her mother taught her the basics of cooking before turning her loose on an unsuspecting world. After receiving an M.S. in Foods from Virginia Tech, Stephanie developed recipes and wrote about food for businesses as diverse as a specialty food store and a raisin promotion board. Having no formal culinary training, Stephanie describes herself as a “home cook” rather than a chef, but she believes there’s a need for both. Since May of 1997, Stephanie has worked almost exclusively with chocolate, with which she has had a lifelong love affair.