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Local Businesswomen Show It’s Never Too Late to Change Careers


Lea Hutson working with a few of her clients

We know her as the host of the popular Food Network show, Barefoot Contessa. She’s also the author of a series of best-selling cookbooks providing creative insights into making everything from cocktails to comfort food. But did you know that Ina Garten once worked in the White House Office of Management and Budget writing nuclear energy budgets?


In a search for something more fun (and, honestly, what wouldn’t be?) she found her way into the food world. Garten’s not the only woman who has made a detour or two in her career path. Some of our North Hills’ neighbors have done the same thing.