An intrepid traveler by nature, in high school Kat lived in Austria as an exchange student and has been hard to pin down ever since. Though she has spent the last few years in Philly (and will return one day), today she happily resides in Prague, Czech Republic, with her husband Neal and their pup, Ike. Kat graduated from Penn State with a degree in art history, then moved to London for grad school at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. During this time she traveled solo all over Europe, biking a good deal of it, moved to Berlin for a spell, and wrote her thesis about the role of contemporary art in Poland’s post-communist reconstruction period.
After a year or two back in the states working all kinds of jobs, mostly in hospitality, she took off again, settling in Beijing this time and taking the opportunity to get to know much of Asia. In China she fell in love with cooking, which had always been a serious hobby, and eventually moved home to take over The Cooking Cottage so her mother could retire. But planning the school’s annual culinary trips abroad was so satisfying that she left the cooking school to start Onward with Molly in 2013.