With firsthand knowledge of the challenges, she saw so many encountering with the running of their “home restaurant” while juggling the demands of life and looking for a new direction she segued into teaching. Her focus with her Feeding the Family program was to teach people how to develop a 360-degree view of food preparation so as not to get bogged down cooking one recipe at a time. This teaching led to her being recruited into the appliance industry where she was able to coalesce the experiences of her food career into a successful educational program.
For the past twenty years, Larissa has worked as the Culinary Director for the Purcell Murray Company, a Bay Area Distributor of high-end appliances. In that time she developed in-depth educational programs to teach people how to effectively use a variety of high-end appliances from Thermador, Bosch, Gaggenau, Bertazzoni, Hestan, and La Cornue. A wide selection of instructional videos that she made for these brands are available on YouTube, and the many views these videos have received clearly show the need for in-depth appliance education.
Many talented people were part of the Purcell Murray culinary team presenting and assisting at training events for appliance industry salespeople and consumers throughout California and Larissa is pleased to feature some key team members as contributors to this website.