Chef Brenda Steele

Personal Chef In Sonoma

Chef Brenda Steele

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A chef who enjoys creating vibrant, delicious and nourishing meals using high quality local and seasonal ingredients.

Brenda Steele is a private chef and recipe writer, who specializes in menu development. Well versed in the traditional food practices of pickling, cheese making, salt curing, fermenting, and preserving, Brenda integrates these arts along with wild foraging into her work to make every meal a unique and memorable culinary experience. The many hours, days, and even sometimes weeks it takes to craft the flavors behind a meal appeal to her as much as the actual meal itself. The idea that an evening dish might be enhanced by a trailside wild fennel blossom picked that afternoon or that a single sliver of citrus peel cured for months, deepening each day and mysteriously developing into a wonderfully unexpected flavor, brings Brenda a profound sense of joy and satisfaction.

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More about me

For me, cooking is...

An extension of my love for travel, and the vibrancy of experiencing far away cultures & flavors

I learned to cook at...

Institute of Culinary Education, NY Natural Gourmet Institute, NY

A role model in the kitchen is...

Suzanne Goin Jeremy Fox Courtney Burns *Exceptional traditional craft & technique, matched with an unparalleled love of seasonal produce & product

A cooking secret...

An arsenal of homemade pickles & ferments

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