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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 my heart desired. 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 & passion I had for cooking. 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. In addition I have been lucky enough to have been taught by Chef Brian Polcyn, and a few very talented Chef's from The Culinary Institute of America, Masterclass. I also love to dive into learning from local Chefs during our travels. My husband and I have a burning passion for traveling. We always make time to explore the culture, study and learn from the locals. Whats my favorite thing to cook? Thats and easy answer. My favorite dish to make is something I have never made before!
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 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 hospitality industry for the last 9 years. During that time his passion and natural talent for wine & food pairings grew stronger. In 2018 Alvaro completed and passed his entry level Sommelier exam. He is studying hard to take his level two exam in 2020. 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, we decided we would travel to wine countries all over the world, all in order to offer you the best culinary experience possible. We have spent the last year in 2019 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 them all with you.
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COMPANIES WHO HIRE US
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Avanti Restaurant Solutions
International Education Corporation
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Wood Partners Apartments
Display It Inc
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