Rebecca Reilly graduated from the Cordon Bleu cooking school and from Master Classes at the world-renowned Le Nôtre Pâtissier in Paris. She also worked with Madeline Kamman for two years as her assistant. Reilly ran The Madd Apple, a popular restaurant and café in Portland, Maine, and Rebecca's Kitchen, a catering firm. She was regularly featured on WCSH, and hosted the New England Kitchen Holiday Kitchen, a series that appears on public television in 125 markets. She currently does private catering and teaches at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, where she has developed a gluten-free/special needs and a childrens' curriculum. Rebecca and her two children are gluten-intolerant.