Life after graduation for Minka Kelly? A cooking-centric show!
The actress — who graduated from culinary school last June — is already making moves in the food world by teaming up with food blogger and writer Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking! for a traveling cooking TV show.
“We’re going to be traveling around the country and learning about all of those fascinating things to do with our food and the process where it goes from farm to table,” she revealed to PEOPLE during an interview for her recent partnership with Trulia.
Kelly, 35, spent six months at the New School of Cooking in Culver City, California where she learned how to create extravagant dishes, such as homemade pasta, designer salads and much more — giving her the confidence in the kitchen she’d be searching for.
“With what I do, we get a lot of downtime and I think it’s important, at least for me, to always be doing things to keep my brain engaged,” she said. “I love to cook, so I just thought I would take it to the next level.”
She added: “I was always so reliant on recipes, and I just wanted to be more confident in the kitchen. I love cooking for friends. My favorite thing to do is to have cooking parties at my house. Plus, it’s just a really practical hobby.”
Though Kelly admits she likely won’t use her skills to open a restaurant of her own anytime soon, she says the experience has “really opened my mind to the world of food and really taught me a lot about where our food comes from and how important it is to be mindful of what it is that you put in your body.”