About Me

About Me

Hi, I'm Kolika! I've lead an interesting life, so far, and I'd love to share my experiences with you. 

I was a classically-trained chef for about 12 years before I switched to becoming a Manual Therapist, Herbalist, and part-time influencer...and full-time lover of food! Over my 12 years in the culinary industry, I've been a dishwasher, a line cook, a manager, an Executive Chef, a Pastry Chef...so you could say I've worn many hats. As far as special interests go, I especially love sinking my teeth in to the "hows" and "whys" of the wonderfully complex world of food. If it's got some history behind it, count me in!

Being of mixed race, I tag myself as an "ethnically ambiguous American gal", and I'm proud and happy of my Filipino-Jewish heritage. Before I was a Chef, I worked in fashion and modeling, so I got to know the term "beauty" pretty well on many levels. I love lifting up other women, especially women that are underrepresented. 

When I'm not writing, posting on Instagram, or cooking, I'm hanging out with my pets, watching Netflix, and volunteering. I have many friends in the Kansas City area that are all about giving back and do my best to work with and donate to charities that fight food insecurity. One of my favorite activities is doing photography and social media management for After the Harvest. Check out their website, of course, but look at their Facebook and Instagram and see if you can guess which photos are mine! 

Check me out on Instagram

Are you a fellow influencer, brand, or not-for-profit company interested in collaborating with me? Don't wait! Email me at KolikaLove@gmail.com for requests and collaboration opportunities. 

Want to put in a request for a topic? Ask me!


  1. Ms. Kolika!
    I'm trying to track down Chef Carter Holton. Might you have his contact information?
    Chef Damian Fraase


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