Enjoy teaching and cooking. Always willing to try new foods and experiment in the kitchen. Classically trained in Houston, Texas in culinary arts. Over 10 years experience in restaurants, catering, hospitality, and food service.


  • 10+ Years
  • Expert
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time

Very well rounded chef with experience in baking and pastry and some wedding and special event cakes. 6 years experience in teaching and demonstrating cooking. Classically trained in Houston, TX. 7 years experience in fine dining, 2 years with Italian cuisine, 2 years catering, 4 years of management experience, and also helped develope restaurant and menu concept and design for an upscale deli. Experience in various dietary restrictions such as diabetic, glycemic, and vegan. Great personality and very easy to get along with. Speak some Spanish as well.

  • 10+ Years
  • Expert
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time

i am classically trained and have 10 yrs of experience. I enjoy cooking in many styles and ethnic cuisines using new and different ingredients. i cook all natural, using what i have on hand. i have small kids of my own and therefore know how to please all ages. i am very creative and rarely cook the same thing twice. i have catered to many diets and allergies, including gluten free and diabetic. i enjoy simple foods that remind me of childhood, while intertwining new and bold flavors. i enjoy teaching and demonstrating techniques and recipes and am open to any schedule.

Credentials (2)

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Projects (2)

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valentines dinner menu


a cooking class demonstrating cocoa rubbed beef tenderloin with a cherry port reduction and for dessert, a strawberry sorbet with a chilled vanilla bean soup in a chocolate shot glass.

Work History

Chef/ Kitchen Manager

Prairiewoods Retreat Center

June 2008 - April

menu preparation working with numerous dietary restrictions. kitchen cleanup, ordering, and scheduling.

Sous Chef

Winifred's Restaurant

February 2005 - March

weekly specials, ordering, scheduling, recieving, line cook, expo. Fine dining steak house.

Qualifications & Certifications

Associate Degree of Applied Science in Culinary Arts

Art Institute of Houston

Keokuk High School

Joshua Delperdang

Houston, TX, USA