Chef Kellie Joe

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Chef Kellie Joe is a professional chef who got her introduction to pizza when she worked for celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck shortly after she graduated from the Culinary Institute of America New York.

After years of cooking and management in the hotel & restaurant business, she found her calling, and became the founder and sole culinary educator of Monte Vista Culinary Academy in Danville, California, where she taught over 3,000 teenagers the art of cooking as well as hospitality management. 

Kellie created Queen of Crusts because she wanted to help busy Moms take the stress out of the kitchen.  The quick and easy Take n Bake pizzas have been known to save lives.  The Pizza Kits are not only an excellent family activity but also "the gateway to cooking".  Kellie truly believes that cooking is one of the most valuable skills that we can teach our youth today.

She also is a graduate of the Health Coaching program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NY, New York. 

Kellie handles 90% of the operation solo, from dough to delivery.  She also runs the catering company, Chicks and Love Pizza, that she founded with her wife Vanda.