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Food is my life, and as I look back I realize it has always been. I grew up in a tiny beach town (Salinas), in a tiny country (Ecuador).My dad was a professional scuba diver and practiced under water fishing, he was also an amazing cook! My mom was a very talented baker and owned a small bakery when I was little…I clearly remember going to “work” with her, I was five and my job was to sprinkle cinnamon sugar on her freshly fried doughnuts. I was always surrounded by awesome food and decadent desserts. When I was a teenager I moved to Boston to live with my grandmother who guess what?…was also a cook and a trained Pastry Chef, she taught me how to cook my very first dish: Shrimp Ceviche.

But it was my dad who got me to fall in love with food, the best memories I have with him are all the hours we spent together in the kitchen, experimenting, laughing, drinking wine, trying new recipes, and making our loved ones happy. So I guess culinary school was just meant to be, today I enjoy doing what I love for a living, I am a very lucky woman, wife, mom, and cook. Enjoy my page and I hope I can be of some help to you!

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Our Staff

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Chef Alexa

Culinary Director / Founder

Chef Alexa graduated with honors from The Art Institute culinary program on 2010. Since then she been a chef instructor at Sur la Table and Surfas Culinary District

She has also provided consulting services for several firms in the orange county area

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Kassandra

Service Captain

“Kiki” has been working with us since the very beginning. She is Chef Alexa’s right hand on all client needs and is also her Asian twin sister

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Chef Jennifer

Sous Chef

Chef Jennifer and Chef Alexa go way back to the hallways of The Art Institute. She is Chef Alexa’s partner in crime for all culinary needs. She is also amazing at pastries and cakes

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Maria Isabel

Operations

A US Navy vetaran, Maria provides her organizational and leadership skills to ensure that our day to day operations are smooth like butter

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Rudy

Technology & Logistics

Tasked with designing and automating our workflow, Rudy uses his unlimited nerdiness to make sure our website and internal software runs smoothly

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Chase

CDO (Chief Doggy Officer)

Chase provides high level security and hours of office time enjoyment

He holds a Masters in happiness and a PhD in cuteness

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