In May 2002, Jennifer Clair founded Home Cooking New York after years of working in the culinary industry. Before launching her own boutique cooking school, she worked as a Recipe Editor for The Wall Street Journal and as a Food Editor at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO), where she developed cookbooks and managed the Cooking & Entertaining department of marthastewart.com. Prior to MSLO, she worked in the cookbook division of William Morrow & Company and at Saveur magazine. She graduated from Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School in 1998 after receiving a full James Beard Foundation scholarship. Before moving to NYC, she was the Catering Manager of the Tabard Inn in Washington, DC. She began her culinary career as the assistant to renowned cookbook author and food historian Joan Nathan. Jennifer is also the author of the cookbook Gourmet Cooking on a Budget (Pequot Press, 2010).