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Chef Stephanie’s culinary experience spans 25 years in select Bay Area kitchens, from the legendary Whole Earth natural foods restaurant at UC Santa Cruz to Millennium, San Francisco’s premier vegetarian fine-dining restaurant. In 2004 she went on to play a pivotal role – as Executive Chef – in the growth and development of Back to Earth catering, one of the first organic catering companies in the country.
During her tenure, the company received extensive media attention including a Trendsetter’s Award from Modern Bride magazine and a feature on NBC’s Today Show.
Chef Stephanie allows the seasons to identify the key elements of her menus, while drawing inspiration from a wide range of ethnic cuisines. Of her culinary perspective, she says, “With organic, local and seasonal ingredients the focus, I approach cooking with a balance of positive intention and playful ingenuity.”
Though her stellar reputation keeps her busy with special events and weddings, Chef Stephanie has recently found deep fulfillment in the presentation of more intimate gatherings from highly orchestrated wedding proposals to private dinner parties honoring significant milestones.
“How we choose to eat and nourish ourselves is a very personal choice, and one that has the potential to affect the people around us and the entire planet. It is my pleasure to honor those choices by designing menus that reflect the intentions of each client.”