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Chef Patsy Bentivegna, Food Network Champ, Bakers vs. Fakers


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             Bakers vs. Fakers ~  Brownie Points Episode


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, Rancho 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. 

 You can now find Patsy under the business name of Chef Patsyb. She offers her cooking classes at a local kitchen, Freshly Prepped - 4070 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902  along with team-building events and catering. You may have enjoyed one of her classes during her 2 1/2 years of teaching at Sur La Table in La Jolla, CA.  

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) whose 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”  Oodles of Noodles, pg 22, October 2012 .

Published Featured Writer on PGATOUR.COM - archived

  • Chef Patsy’s Low Country Boil, THE PLAYERS Championship, May 200
  • Florida Gulf Shrimp Tropical Salad, February 2009
  • Valencia Springtime Salad , AT&T Champions Classic, March 2009
  • Strawberry Fields Salad, Toshiba Classic, March 2009
  • Jamaican Jerk Andouille Sausage Potato Skins, The Cap Cana Championship, March 2009
  • White Chocolate Georgia Peach Bread Pudding, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, April 2009
  • Beaches Shrimp Cakes, THE PLAYERS Championship, May 2009
  • Pulled Pork Sliders, Regions Charity Classic, May 2009
  • Tuscan Style Bruschetta”, Senior PGA Championship, May 2009
  • United We Serve's Golf Fore Groceries: Low-Cost Recipes, August 2009
  • New England Style Crab Cakes with Lemon Tarragon Sauce, Deutsche Bank Championship, August 2009
  • Garden State Vegetable Pasta Salad in a Lemon Basil Dressing, The Barclays , August 2009
  • Roasted Sweet Potato and Southern Spiced Chicken Tender Salad, Wyndham Championship, August 2009

Featured Video: 

  • "Pick Chow! Across America - Taste of Chicago" (Kid’s Iron Chef Challenge)
  • Featured Videos: PGATOUR.COM
  • Cooking with the Funks, May 2007
  • Chef Patsy’ Low Country Boil, May 2008
  • The Champions Tour Kitchen, March 2010
  • Featured menu and recipes in Dining by Design tabletop book by Olga Krasnoff. Published, October 2007
  • Talent as “Guest Chef”, Holland America Line’s Culinary Center presented by Food and W Magazine, 2008/2009 
  • Live TV Cooking Demo featured on NBC News, San Diego/KPBS, San Diego, CBS Morning Show, LA, NEWS4JAX Morning Show, Jacksonville.
  • Cooking Contest Award: A Winner in the San Diego KPBS/UnionTribune Chocolate Lover’s Dessert Contest. Dessert: “Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Cake”












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