It all started in the burbs of the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles) in the 1950’s...
In a kitchen with one cookbook and a 7-year-old girl who wanted something more interesting to eat than a piece of fruit for her after school snack. Patsy, the oldest girl of 6 kids, was encouraged by her busy mother who really didn’t cook or bake much to read her only cookbook and explore their kitchen cabinets for ingredients. This activity not only established a life long interest in food but gave her the opportunity to discover her talent and the confidence to pursue a career in the culinary arts.
You may have experience Chef Patsy’s decades of experience and talent at several prominent restaurants, hotels, caterers and cooking schools in San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Chicago and Florida as an Executive Chef, Pastry Chef, Cooking Instructor, Caterer and Chef Talent for TV, special events and cruise ships such as; Sur La Table, Top of the Market/Fish Market, Ranch Valencia Resort, Pamplemousse Grill, Pacifica Del Mar, The Santa Barbara Biltmore, SITK -Someone’s in the Kitchen, PGA TOUR, Parties That Cook, Holland America Cruise Line, Del Mar Fair and her own San Diego businesses; Girlfriends Baking Company and Morning Glory Café & Bakery.
Chef Patsyb is her latest San Diego venture providing private catering events and teaching her personally designed hands-on cooking classes at local venues, such as; Freshly Prepped in Bonita in the South Bay Area of San Diego. Chef Patsyb also takes her classes to a client's home or will teach live interactive video-chat style cooking classes from Chef Patsyb’s kitchen to YOURS.
As of June 2014, Patsy joined the teaching staff at Sur La Table in La Jolla, CA where she teaches a variety of sweet and savory hands-on classes such as; Flavors of Italy Date Night to French Macarons.
Kids 8-14 are welcome when accompanied by an adult that is taking the class.
It was good however I already had prior knowledge so I didn't learn as much as I hoped.
Kellie D. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Alexis H. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Dana D. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Leslie C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.