Giselle Wellman, Top Chef Season 13 Competitor | Speaker
Top Chef Season 13 Competitor
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Top Chef Season 13 competitor Giselle Wellman's Jewish-Mexican family instilled a love of food in her at an early age and inspired a career. After attending culinary school in Mexico City at Le Cordon Bleu, she honed her skills alongside internationally renowned chefs, including Thomas Keller, Jean George, Grant Achatz, and Lidia and Joe Bastianich before becoming the youngest female Executive Chef in Los Angeles at the age of 26.
Now, Giselle works at San Diego Jewish Academy as the Culinary & Garden Programming Director. This position allows her to fulfill her passion for regenerative practices while working directly with students in the school garden and teaching them the importance of caring where our food is coming from. “I still get to cook, but finally I feel a deep sense of fulfillment as I teach students the important role we as humans have to our earth.”
Read more about Giselle’s culinary journey in Forbes magazine.