Julie has had a fondness for the kitchen ever since she was a child. Born in California, Julie grew up with food always being the focal point of family gatherings. While attending Auburn University, she realized that her love for baking desserts and sharing with friends was more than a personal passion, but a career path she wanted to pursue. She switched her major from Marketing to Hotel & Restaurant Management and upon graduating, headed to San Francisco to attend the California Culinary Academy. There, she earned her degree in Pastry & Baking and simultaneously, interned at award winning Chef Elizabeth Falkner’s Citizen Cake. In February 2010, she joined The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, where she expanded her pastry skills through plated desserts, chocolate work, and wedding cakes. In August 2013, Julie joined the opening team for Savor, a modern gastropub located in Klyde Warren Park, and currently serves as Pastry Chef. Besides all things pastry and food, some of Julie's other passions are training for marathons, dance, and traveling.