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Kelley Geller had a successful career in finance, but found herself constantly obsessed with learning about food. She left her lucrative job to attend culinary school outside D.C at L'Academie de Cuisine. After graduating with Honors, she gained experience working as a personal chef (that allowed her the opportunity to cook for a former First Lady and Secretary of State!), in kitchens of area restaurants, and in catering. Kelley is passionate about "empowering people to be able to cook on their own," and that passion led her back to her culinary Alma Mater to teach adult education classes and kids' cooking camps. An opportunity to further her love of teaching and work at America's Test Kitchen as a Test Cook for Cook's Country Magazine brought her to Boston. Here, Kelley was able to hone her skills in recipe development and writing. All of this experience helped to prepare her for a rigorous 6-month stint as the Chef of Stir in Boston's South End, part of Barbara Lynch Gruppo. Kelley currently resides in Boston with her husband Jason (who also loves to cook!) and recently signed on as an instructor with the Boston Center for Adult Education, so that she may continue to share her knowledge of and passion for food with others.