Chef Veronica Lindemann has spent more than 30 years cooking in top restaurants, including a stint as the first female to work in the kitchen at Le Cirque, under chef Alain Sailhac. She describes the moment when she knew she wanted to be a chef as nothing short of alchemy. At the age of 19, in a small restaurant in Queens, she watched customers eating food she had prepared and was amazed by the transformation that a delicious meal casts over the mood of a table. Chef Veronica experiences that same magical moment when her students’ understanding “clicks” on like a light bulb. In addition to her talents as a chef, she is an accomplished painter. Chef Veronica joined International Culinary Center in 2002.