Claudette Zepeda Biography
A native of San Diego, California, Claudette Zepeda is a famous chef known for her courageous culinary fashion and strong technique in regional Mexican cuisine. In her role as Consulting Chef of VAGA situated in San Diego’s North County, she heads the innovative dream, writing a love letter to her hometown with a menu that celebrates local flavors and influences.
Claudette Zepeda Age
Zepeda is 34 years old as of 2019. She was born in 1985.
Claudette Zepeda Height
Zepeda stands at a listed height of 5 feet 3 inches tall. Her weight has not been disclosed, therefore we will update the information about her weight when available.
Claudette Zepeda Education
Zepeda has not come to the public about his educational background. She is most recently known for her time as an Executive Chef & Partner of El Jardín, a regional Mexican restaurant in San Diego.
Claudette Zepeda Family
Talking about Zepeda’s early life, she was born to Mexican parents in the USA. Her parents used to have a small restaurant business. However, the details about her parents’ names and siblings are not available on the internet. We will update this section as soon as their information is available.
Claudette Zepeda Husband
Zepeda was married but unfortunately, her ex-husband’s name is not in the public domain. The couple had two children her son James and daughter Hailey. We will update this section as soon as her ex-husband’s information is available.
Claudette Zepeda Net Worth
We have no information about Zepeda’s net worth. The exact information about her net worth is still under review.
Claudette Zepeda Career
Zepeda is a San Diego-based chef most recently known for her time as Executive Chef & Partner of El Jardín, a regional Mexican restaurant in San Diego. During her tenure, El Jardín obtained a brilliant study from the New York Times, inclusion on Esquire’s 2018 Best New Restaurants, 2 times Chef of the Year from Eater San Diego and the San Diego Union-Tribune, distinction from Michelin on their 2019 Bib Gourmand list, and Zepeda achieving the honor of becoming a 2018 James Beard Best Chef West semifinalist. She established the restaurant as Consulting Chef with Rising and Shine Restaurant Group.
Zepeda is also the Founder of Viva La Vida, LLC., which has established micro businesses throughout Mexico’s seven regions with single mothers to import their artifact ingredients that have never been carried to the US, all while helping the women in Mexico drive their families along without having them sacrifice their security. Earning its name from a famous Frida Kahlo quote, the company celebrates the bright life and death Mexicans lead, with plans to shed light on mental health and balance in the hospitality industry in collaboration with UK-based Pilot Light to help start conversations that make people uncomfortable but can potentially save a life.
Earlier this, she was Chef de Cuisine at Javier Plascencia’s renowned Bracero, where she joined as Butcher and Kitchen Lead. During her term at the restaurant, Bracero was recognized as a 2016 James Beard Best New Restaurant semifinalist and was among Eater’s Best New Restaurants in America. She was a member of Buzzfeed’s inaugural Delectable talent schedule and a former Top Chef Season 15 and Top Chef Mexico contestant.