Jennifer Schaertl studied culinary arts at El Centro in Dallas, where she received a technical education about cooking, food style, and preparation, as well as Old World knowledge about recipes and techniques. Jennifer's first job inside a professional Crappy Little Kitchen was actually that of a dishwasher, where she eventually worked her way up to Sous Chef. Since that humble beginning Jennifer has worked as a chef in four Dallas 4-star restaurants, all the while creating and documenting her own recipes both for her restaurant menus and her family gatherings. A native of Texas, Jennifer Schaertl now lives in Dallas working as an Executive Chef at the North Central Surgical Center. She has already completed the pilot episode of the television series "Gourmet Meals in Crappy Little Kitchens." To view this episode and join her monthly mailing list "The Crappy Little Newsletter," visit From here you can also see her latest press, and get recipes and CLK tips.




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