Julie Logue-Riordan, CCP
Cooking Teacher, Travel Guide and Private Chef
Julie is passionate about teaching cooking to home cooks and serious foodies. Classically trained by some of the world's most accomplished French master chefs. She apprenticed with the former pastry chef of the White House, Roland Mesnier, worked and studied in France at Hotel de France in Auch with Andre Daugin. In the early 80’s, she opened a restaurant in Washington, D.C. with Dominique Dermo and owned and operated a catering business.
Julie as director and teacher at L’Academie de Cuisine (one of the top ten cooking schools in the states) with Francois Dionot for five years had the opportunity to work with Paula Wolfert, Jean-Louis Palladin, and Giuliano Bugialli. She is a graduate of L'Academie de Cuisine in Maryland and has studied at Lenotre, Ecole Ritz Escoffier in France and the CIA-Greystone.
Julie has been teaching for more than 25 years and is a Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) by the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
After living and working many years abroad, in Asia and Africa she now makes her home in Napa and started the destination cooking school Cooking with Julie in 2005. In addition to teaching, leads culinary tours to Europe, and works as a private chef.
Member of International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), and San Francisco Professional Food Society, and Slow Food. In her free time, she volunteers at the Napa Food Bank, enjoys hiking, and gardening.
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