Stacy Streuli was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Coming from a large ethnic family, and being from the South, she grew up with a love of food and of feeding people. When she was a child, her mother received a cooking certification from the Le Cordon Bleu cookery school in London, and founded a local cooking school for adults and children, as well as a catering service, focusing on healthy family fare that could be prepared with a minimum of fuss. Seeing her mother featured in local newspapers and standing at her elbow as she taught and cooked, helped Stacy develop her own skills and interest in cooking. After Stacy graduated from Emerson College in Boston, she moved to Los Angeles to work in the film industry, and she quickly fell in love with fresh and healthy California cuisine, as well as deepened her love of Mexican cuisine. After marrying her Swiss-American husband, they decided to uproot their lives in L.A. and head to the hills of Switzerland. Clean air and beautiful scenery were a wonderful change of pace from crowded and smoggy Los Angeles. But Stacy’s love of international foods (Mexican and Tex-Mex in particular!) became the catalyst for her to learn to recreate all of her favorite dishes, and push her to be more creative and experimental in the kitchen. After 15 years of living in Switzerland, becoming Mama to two children, 10 chickens, and a house in the Swiss countryside, Stacy began her own company, Lone Star Kitchen, offering bespoke catering and cookery courses.