Met with Chef Wendy of Wine Cooking Studio yesterday to plan a meal for Dan's 50th party at Stoller Winery in December. So excited to use her talents, and blog about it! If you are looking for a great experience to cook and learn, check out her classes and website. Here's an excerpt I took from her site (what amazing experience she has):
Wendy..."was trained and mentored by Noel Cullen, master chef and past president of the National Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. Wendy captained a 6- member culinary team which earned a gold medal at the Culinary Olympics (IKA HOGA) in Frankfurt, Germany in 1988. The team also earned 26 medals in ‘Hotelympia’ a culinary competition held in London, England the same year. While earning her Bachelor’s Degree, Wendy worked as a teaching assistant at Johnson & Wales and realized her passion for teaching culinary arts to others. Before graduating, Wendy was inducted into the Golden Key Honor Society by Julia Child, who has been an on-going inspiration for her love of teaching culinary arts. Wendy’s professional experience includes work in both the front and back of the house for companies like Sheraton Corporation, Aramark and Shaw’s Supermarkets. Wendy also worked for celebrity chef, Todd English, as the chef of ‘Figs’ restaurant in Beacon Hill, Massachusetts. Throughout the years, Wendy was never far from her true passion, teaching, and taught countless future industry professionals as an instructor at Boston University’s School of Hospitality and for Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Most recently, Wendy was the Vice President of Academic Affairs for the Le Cordon Bleu in Portland, Oregon."
Will let you know how it goes, but by the sound of the meal we just planned, and others who have used her services, I think we are in for a real treat! Kristen