Andrea attended The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York to study Culinary Arts in 1998. Upon graduation, she continued on Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI to study Food Service Management. After a few years of getting hands on experience, Andrea was drawn to Chicago to the famed Charlie Trotter’s Restaurant. There, Andrea was exposed to one of a kind wine cellar in which she received one of the best wine educations in the world! There she tasted & served some of the most rare & most special wines ever produced. She worked with some of the world’s top ingredients, Chef’s, Farmers, food lover’s and wine aficionados. Homesick, Andrea returned to Santa Fe, NM where she was Partner & Head Chef at Rasa Juice Bar & Ayurveda. Andrea received many rave reviews and won the Local Hero Award 2 years in a row for her organic, plant based café. Her attention to detail to her beautifully plated and delicious food is made with love and care can be felt with every bite! Andrea currently is the Owner and Chef of The Temptress Private Chef & Catering living in her home town of Santa Fe, NM.
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