I am Gabbey Raissen, born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. I come from a Jewish background, learning all the Jewish traditions of a Jewish woman. Growing up in a Jewish home, I learned all the beliefs including baking homemade, fresh Challah and the custom Shabbat dinner. Being brought up in a Jewish family, I learned from my mother that learned from her mother and so on, the ways of keeping the ethics alive. I have two sisters and loving parents who selflessly put our needs before theirs. My sisters are my best friends, they have always been there for me through the good and bad times. My family and I love going on vacations and exploring what the world has to offer. I’ve been to some amazing places including Israel, Jamaica, Mexico and the Bahamas. Traveling is always a fun time to explore new and interesting things, especially the food.

I will graduate Chapparal High School in May of 2017. After graduation, I plan on going to culinary school and after culinary school I will eventually want to open my own restaurant. I am inspired by food and its offerings and dream to become a great chef in the future.