Meet Ryan

The Baking Sitter, aka Ryan Wood


Originally from Texas, I was raised in the kitchen, baking and cooking up southern classics with my wonderful Mother since before I can remember. Some of my fondest childhood memories are centered around being in the kitchen with my family. From baking traditional danishes from our Czech family recipes, to laughing around the table decorating classic sugar cookies on Christmas Eve. My grandmother was even a chocolatier in her small Texas town! I've always had a passion for making people smile and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Performing Arts, I moved to NYC to peruse a career in the arts. Now working as a private chef for clients all over manhattan, cooking has played a major role in my life since the beginning. My goal is to bring that joy to the young people of this beautiful city. “Cooking I one of the greatest gifts you can give to those you love.” - Ina Garten