Sylvia Mendoza
Playa Vista, CA
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Sylvia Mendoza

Sylvia M.

Playa Vista, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have learned if you love what you are cooking you will make every effort to learn the right way to cook it. Cooking can be easy, we make it nerve racking. I have been a chef for 20 years and have cooked everything, the simpler I made the recipe, the easier the cooking and it tasted great. I will teach you simple, tasty foods. Use everyday items and I will taylor recipes for you to understand and want to cook regularly. I will ask about your likes and when you eat the most at home.

About Sylvia M.

I was raised in Mexico and followed my aunt to the markets everyday. I watched her feel , taste and smell. I didn't know then what she was doing, but it stayed with me. Once in the states, my Mom had her different places to go for the things she needed to cook with and she was a great cook. I grew up in an ethnic neighborhood and learned to differentiate smells. My first career (or life) was in the corporate world, there I ate some of the finest foods, got to travel alot and ate my way thru wherever I was. At 36 I changed careers (2nd life), to become a chef, my true calling. I Love food and it shows in my cooking. Even when I made in bulk for our clients, it always came back to me, "Your food is made with love".

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Anja
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Silvia is a wonderful person. She is so passionate about cooking and loves to share her gifts. I learned so much from her. She knows what she is doing. Her food is delicious. I'm happy I had the chance to work with her. I can highly recommend her service. Thank you Silvia!

Posted May 20, 2020
terryconner
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One of the important ingredients in cooking for others is love. Love of the diners, love of the food preparation, love of good ingredients...Sylvia has them all. Her skills and her flavor matching meals are wonderful and her generosity is obvious by those of us lucky enough to be beneficiaries of her pantry and oven. She is a fine chef and a fine instructor

Posted Apr 22, 2020

Experience

sageexperience
Apr 2008 - Feb 2011

United Airlines

Was contracted to prepare all Special Meals (Vegan, Kosher, Sugar free & Gluten free) for all United flights leaving LAX.

sageexperience
Jan 1996 - Dec 2010

Fresh food to go

Create fresh food to go. Carried in Co-Op, Erewhon, San Vicente Foods, Gold's Gym & Equinox health clubs.

Lead Chef
Feb 1994 - Dec 2010

Opportunity Santa Monica

My Kitchen became the kitchen for the Co-op in Santa Monica. We made 45% of the deli case foods, 70% of the hot foods; dinner entrees & soups.

Languages

English & Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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