In Chapter 4 of 21 in her 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, food entrepreneur Julie Biederman Hession answers "What is the Source of Your Cooking Passion? As a child, Hession's mom gives Juile the freedom to experiment in the kitchen. Growing up she gets more comfortable around food by playing restaurant, building 5-course menus with a Sesame Street Cookbook. Many years later, while in business school, Hession re-immerses herself in cooking, building confidence in dinner parties and food events. Near the end of business school, Hession finds a mentor in food entrepreneur Sarah Foster, who connects Julie to Patricia Kluge. Hession goes on to work for Kluge and build a farm shop, launching her career in food. Julie Hession is the founder of Julie Anne's All Natural Granola Company. Passionate about food since childhood, Hession has developed her career by food blogging, cooking contests, and starting fine food companies. Hession earned an MBA in Marketing from Duke University and a BA from UNLV.