Professionally, Camille Shoemaker’s culinary journey began at Johnson & Wales University in Denver, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Baking and Pastry Arts and Food Service Management in 2012. After graduation, Camille moved to New York City, where, in 2016, she earned an M.A. in Food Studies at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. While living in New York City, Camille worked as a cook, a brewer, and a farmer. After building a foundation in food, she began to collaborate on original recipes for several culinary websites, as well as Women Chefs of New York, a cookbook celebrating female chefs of New York City.
After migrating back to her home state of Colorado, Camille worked as a professional brewer for two years before moving to Summit County and working as a private chef and the head baker for Mountain Dweller Coffee Roasters. She moved back to Denver in May 2022 and opened Lady in the Wild food truck a month later.