Jo Heckman

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Biography

Retired Banker and currently runs a small business consulting firm. Born and raised in India, Jo moved to Fairbanks in 1975 and graduated from UAF with a BBA degree in 1979, and MBA in 1985. Her passion for cooking stems from the early days of childhood, watching her grandmother cook. Jo’s mother, Asha Lal, is also an accomplished cook having taught Asian and Oriental Cooking through the Tanana Valley community college for sixteen years. Good food and cooking is a journey and one that is continuously evolving and changing. Jo loves to cook all types of cuisines, but finds herself cooking Indian food more often than not. Jo leans more towards fresh and healthy preparations. She is happiest in the produce aisle.

Years taught2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
DepartmentCulinary Arts
SpecialtyIndian Cuisine
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Teaching schedule
Culinary Journey through North IndiaM (week 2) 1:30–4:30pmHutchison Center/CTC Kitchen2017
South Indian Cuisine: The Dishes of KeralaT (week 2) 1:30–4:30pmHutchison Center/CTC Kitchen2017
Culinary Journey through North IndiaM (week 2) 1:30–4:30pmHutchison Center/CTC Kitchen2016
South Indian Cuisine: The Dishes of KeralaT (week 2) 1:30–4:30pmHutchison Center/CTC Kitchen2016
Culinary Journey through North IndiaM (week 2) 1:30–4:30pmHutchison Center/CTC Kitchen2015
Culinary Journey through North IndiaM (week 2) 1:30–4:30pmHutchison Center/CTC Kitchen2014

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