Cathy Cochran-Lewis has worked with Whole Foods Market since 2004 in community relations, marketing, public relations and as a writer. Previously, Cathy was a daily newspaper journalist and then followed her passion into the culinary world to create and open cooking schools at locations across the country. She continues to be inspired in her exploration of new cooking techniques, great recipes and fresh ingredients. A Texas native, Cathy lives in Austin with her husband and four rescued dogs. Favorite pastimes include cooking, reading cookbooks and traveling to the great food cities of the world.