Katie moved to New York in 2005 to attend New York University. After obtaining a pastry position at Bouley restaurant in Tribeca, she quickly realized that her love of cooking was ultimately the path she wanted to follow. She enrolled in the French Culinary Institute where she received a Grand Diploma in Pastry Arts. In the years to come, she spent time at Le Cirque, The Russian Tea Room, Geoffrey Zakarian's Country, Olana and the David Burke restaurant group. Along the way she worked as a consultant, helping start-ups and established bakeries with recipe development, kitchen design and staffing. She also freelances as a food stylist, and her desserts have been featured in Food & Wine magazine, Woman's World magazine, New York magazine, The Daily News, Brides magazine, The Daily Meal, The Village Voice, Edible Manhattan, Serious Eats & Eater, among others. After winning $10K on an episode of Sweet Genius in 2011, she went on to work as a Culinary Producer on seasons 2 & 3. She opened Buttermilk Bakeshop in Park Slope in 2013, and successfully sold it in 2018. She continues to live in the neighborhood, and launched Plum & Honey as her dream kitchen in 2019 where both amateur and professional cooks can gather, cook, and spend time learning new techniques.