Lian Pineda

Lian P.

Brooklyn, NY
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About

Lian delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 15+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2016

I am a food lover, always searching for great things to taste even when not working. I enjoy learning about new ingredients; how to eat them, how to cook them and the history behind them.

Over the years I have realized how food can tell so much about a place and its people which is why I decided to pursue a career in the food industry. I can give you tips and tricks which will help you realize cooking is not too hard as long as you have the passion and determination to make beautifully tasting dishes.
My experience is solid with Mexican cuisine especially tacos. In my hometown Chicago, I have been working with a restaurant concept of new and exciting tacos. We use the humble tortilla as a vessel to transport some of the most delicious fillings from all over the world, while leaving the traditional staples of Mexican Cuisine shine on the menu.

I can organize to fulfill the needs of each individual student. The food world is very large, but depending on the interest of the student we can head on a path and part from there.

My curriculum will be based on the basics and according to experience/ability of each:
Safety
Knife handling/Skills
Cooking Techniques

I can't wait to show you a taste of what it's like to be chef! I have plenty of stories about kitchen life and my travels. The most important thing to remember is to have fun, enjoy the moment and never stop learning, because everyday has something new to offer!

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Education

Associates Degree in Culinary Arts
Feb 2016 - Present
The Culinary Institute of America

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Spirits and Mixology Course
Sep 2018
BarSmarts

Nationally recognized certification program. Spirits and mixology fundamentals completed within 60 days of course.

ServSafe Allergens
May 2017
National Restaurant Association

Course consisting of allergen dangers, causes and prevention methods

ServSafe Food Protection Manager
Mar 2017
American National Standards Institute and Conference for Food Protection

Proper Management of Food Handling of others

ServSafe Food Handler
Aug 2016
National Restaurant Association

Proper food handling: Time and temperature hazards, protein dangers.

Awards

Second Place Best Presentation
Jul 2018
Taste of Chicago

Photos & Videos

Intern with Bon Appetite in Google Headquarters.

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Chicago Gourmet 2017

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Fresh Mise en Place!

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Pistachio and pomegranate salsa!!

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Healthy looking ribs!

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Market in Teoltitlan, Oaxaca. One of the culinary wonders of Mexico

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Enjoying the outdoors and fire roasted goodies.

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Working with mezcal and natural cocktails.

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Google HQ with Chef Lin from Vietnam!
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