Maggie spent the first eighteen years of her life in Davis, California which, although home, she was eager to leave after graduating High School. Ready to try life in a big city she decided to attend college in New York. However, by what she now considers a twist of fate, she ended up moving just an hour away to Berkeley. After a short time, she found herself drawn to and deeply influenced by the Bay Area food culture and it’s connection to the Slow Food movement. These interests led to her degree in Food Studies, a major she proposed through the interdisciplinary American Studies program at UC Berkeley.
Before settling in restaurants, Maggie had various food retail experiences, including a bread baking apprenticeship and a job with a local ranch. She feels especially at home at Pizzaiolo, where appreciates the quality of ingredients, the beauty of the food served, and the surrounding community- both of the people she works with and the guests who dine there.