Food Network Show Champ
Bakers vs Fakers ~ “Brownie Points” Episode
Look for Chef Patsy Bentivegna on the TSD Network:
Over 25 years of award winning experience in the culinary industry working at 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 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, SITK -Someone’s in the Kitchen, PGA TOUR, Parties That Cook, Holland America Cruise Line and her own businesses; Girlfriends Baking Company and Morning Glory Café & Bakery.
Chef Patsyb is her latest San Diego venture providing private chef services, interactive live video-chat cooking classes withTrainasium.com, team-building events/home cooking parties and cooking classes at venues, such as; Queen Bee’s Art & Culture Center. 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, Including private parties and corporate team building events.
Chef Patsyb’s extensive experience in the food industry has created an expertise that is demonstrated in her classes along with a passion for cooking. Teaching cooking classes and sharing her toolbox of cooking techniques is her way of giving back! Chef Patsyb’s mission is to inspire people to cook and/or enhance their skill level for career advancement or in the home! Nothing gives her more joy than to boost her student's confidence in their cooking skills and instill a newfound passion for food.
You may have also enjoyed her outstanding desserts by attending a special event during her 6 month stint as the consulting Pastry Chef for one of LA’s most prestige caterers, STIK (Someone’s in the Kitchen) who’s events have been attended by such celebrities as; Oprah, Madonna, Howie Mandel and President Obama. Her “Pie Bar” created for Wayne Gretzky and his guests is a memorable experience they won’t forget!
The highlight and most rewarding experience of Chef Patsyb’s career was her 18 month as the Executive Chef of the Greatest Generation Naval Museum Veterans Outreach Program in San Diego. This was a non-profit event company who provided weekly dinner events for rehabilitating active duty veterans at the Wounded Warrior – West facilities located at Camp Pendleton and the Balboa Naval Medical Center. She provided leadership and training of the 150 volunteers, including the execution of all food events and the development and launch of the program, kitchen commissary and the 46 ft. mobile food truck.
Published Articles, Recipes, Contributions
Published Featured Chef Team Leader for National 2010-2011 “Recipe for Healthy Kids Challenge” http://tiyurl.com/8tnncb3 Oodles of Noodles, pg 22, October 2012 .
Published Featured Writer on PGATOUR.COM - archived