Manda is a mom, a chef, and a total nerd from south jersey. She graduated from the academy of culinary arts in Mays landing, nj with honors. In 2014 she was a contestant on Hell's Kitchen season 15 where she finished top five! In New Jersey her time is spent volunteering time between the public schools and the community food bank, taking care of her three amazing kids, and working as a private chef doing catering and private parties. Currently she is taking classes to earn her BA in business management at Stockton university.