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Meet The Chef
Welcome to my website! My name is Chef Stephanie Chinchilla and Im excited to meet you. Here is a little bit about me. I discovered my passion for cooking in my elementary years. My parents encouraged my natural talent and gave me the freedom to be creative and practice as much as I wanted. They, among many others, have loved being my taste testers over the years as I learn, experiment and develop my skills. I started my culinary education at my local Community College at 14 years old. I continued recreationally taking courses over the next 10 years for fun. I changed my major 3 times in college utterly confused at what I wanted to do for work. I finally realized that every other career path I tried never fulfilled my purpose. So began my journey to get to where I am now. I immediately enrolled in a one year entrepreneurship business program, enrolled myself for a Culinary Arts education in Professional Baking, and a Professional Chef Series in Los Angeles California. I still and forever will continue taking courses and learning from other amazing Chefs from all around the world such as: Chef Brian Polcyn, many talented Chef's from The Culinary Institute of America, Masterclass and the local Chefs wherever we travel. My husband and I have a burning passion for traveling. We always make time to explore the culture, study and learn from the locals. Are you wondering what my favorite food to cook is yet? I refuse to pick one favorite cuisine to prepare. That is like picking a favorite child and I could never do that. I love them all in their own way. It is my desire to create a fun, welcoming, comfortable and non intimidating environment in my kitchen, so you experience my passion and learn to love cooking the same way I do. I am known by my friends and co-workers to be nurturing, strong, productive, organized, lighthearted, honest, cheerful and loyal.
"We truly look forward to meeting you, enjoying wine with you, dining with you and becoming friends with you."
This is my husband Sommelier Alvaro Chinchilla! Aren't we quite the culinary pair? In 2018 we decided to make the business more well rounded by joining forces. He graduated from Cal State San Bernardino with a degree in Communications, and has worked in the restaurant industry for the last 8 years. During that time his passion and natural talent for wine & food pairings grew stronger. In 2018 Alvaro completed and passed his Level 1 written Sommelier exam. This year he will study hard and pass his practical exam in December. His plan is to continue on to become an Advanced Sommelier in the future.
In order to provide you with the best possible culinary experiences, Alvaro decided we would travel to wine countries all over the world, all in order to offer you the best education possible. We have spent the last year traveling to: Napa Valley, Lompoc, Calistoga, Paso Robles, Oregon, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Palma and Holland. The wealth of knowledge and lessons we have received during our travels is more than we could have dreamed, and we cannot wait to share it with you.
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Companies Who We Have Worked With
Avanti Restaurant Solutions
International Education Corporation
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Wood Partners Apartments
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