Feigenbaum exhibits a contagious passion for food. She has lived in New York for 26 years and has attended college and culinary school in the city. Before heading west to the Novelli Academy, Feigenbaum worked as a freelancer with the French Culinary Institute as well as a part time caterer. When she isn't cooking, she enjoys a number of hobbies including horseback riding, scuba diving and charity work. Feigenbaum is drawn to food because it is incredibly inventive in a multitude of ways and many aspects of life revolve around food. While Chef Novelli instilled a great deal of technique and knowledge, her biggest lesson from the Academy was learning the confidence that comes from within and the importance of trusting and relying on personal instinct.