Dear Chef Maria:
Since Natalija had her 8th birthday party with you I have non stop been spreading the word! Natalija and her friends had a blast. Most of all, they actually enjoyed the final products. The pizza on a stick was a hit. You surprised me at the end when you had the “cooking trivia” and the girls won little pink spatulas and pink whisks! That was a wonderful added touch. We look forward to seeing you at your cooking classes in the near future!
Born in Venezuela, Chef Maria developed her passion for food as a young girl. In her early 20’s she came to the United States and entered the restaurant business in Boston MA. Later in San Diego CA she opened El Tucan Restaurant. It was in San Diego that Chef Maria was challenged by the culture and regional ingredients that ultimately contributed to the inventive style she’s known for today. Also during this time in San Diego, Chef Maria was introduced to organic produce importance of nutrition.