Julie Anne Rhodes is a mother, former model and actress. Today, Julie Anne owns The Roving Stove Personal Chef Service in Los Angeles. She won the Golden Whisk Award for “Best Newbie Personal Chef” in 2003, the Personal Chefs Network Pacesetter Award in May 2005, “Best Poultry Burger in America” on the Food Network’s Ultimate Recipe Showdown in February 2008, and Personal Chefs Cooperative's "Entrepreneur of the Month" in January 2010.
During Julie Anne's fifteen-year international modeling career she was photographed by some of the world’s greatest fashion photographers, including Norman Parkinson, Matthew Rolston, Peter Beard, and Albert Watson; and appeared in such magazines as W, Elle, British Vogue, and Interview.
She met her future husband, Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran, at a yacht party, and the couple moved to London. When their daughter, Tatjana, was born, Julie Anne became interested in healthy eating. She was a founding member of England’s Parents for Safe Foods, a group of concerned high-profile mothers who put pressure on the government for safer food production and better labeling.
After her divorce from Nick, Julie Anne moved back to Los Angeles, and began a career in food when she opened The Roving Stove personal chef service in September 2002. Her business took off immediately, with Julie Anne planning and preparing weekly meals for a full roster of clients ranging from busy families to A-list actors, athletes, and musicians.
In May 2009 she began writing her blog 'Jewels from The Roving Stove' in which she shares her life experiences... often accompanied with scrumptious antidotes in the form of recipes. Julie Anne is currently working on a series of cookbooks on how to bring the personal chef approach into your home.