Born in East Germany, Doreen grew up eating cabbage, lard, and speck, and hunting mushrooms. As she grew older, her culinary world was blown open as the Berlin wall came down, creating a fervent love of both cooking and eating. She loves being in a kitchen, teaching, prepping, and playing with recipes.
A Michelin-star trained, award winning chef, Doreen has cooked in private restaurants and hotels in Germany, Ireland, and Canada. She completed her training in Berlin, Germany at First Floor Restaurant, before moving to Dublin where she cooked at the Four Seasons Hotel, Chapter One, and Gordon Ramsay.
In 2008, Doreen moved to Edmonton, cooking at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, Zinc Restaurant, and the Edmonton Petroleum Club. Doreen won silver at her first Gold Medal Plates Championship in 2016 and won gold at the Canadian Food Championships in the Seafood category. At Get Cooking, Doreen is always cooking and teaching, working alongside partner, Kathryn Joel.