DANIEL CHONG JIMENEZ

DANIEL CHONG JIMENEZ

Chef Daniel Chong-Jimenez, embraced healthy cooking early in his professional career.  First at Miraval Life in Balance Resort in Tucson, Arizona, then Red Mountain Resort and Spa in St. George, Utah and lastly at The Spa at Norwich Inn.  “My challenge is to transform healthy cooking into elegant, appealing and satisfying food. I am focused on highly nourishing locally-grown ingredients: quality proteins, monounsaturated fats, nutritionally dense vegetables and fruits and whole grains. My goal is to create...

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Sarah Jansen

Sarah Jansen

“It feels like my whole life has led to this”. And, to look at Sarah’s past one would have to agree. In her mid-teens she lived and worked on a self sustaining herd farm in New York , tending to the gardens and cooking from scratch. After leaving the Farm she spent the next 30 years in Design and restoration of Antique homes . In 1979 she purchased the property that is now home to “The Upstairs Kitchen”. Through the years she has dedicated her time to local soup kitchens,...

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Emrys Tetu

Emrys Tetu

Emrys is passionate about teaching the concept of decadent wellness: the art of being luxuriously alive.  Her classes emphasize creating delicious meals that support health and happiness.  In addition to culinary techniques and nutritional concepts, she teaches practical tools for self-care that keep her students from feeling deprived as they meet their health goals. Emrys’ has traveled the globe, studied Integrative Nutrition superfood superstars, created organic vegan meals at yoga retreats, taught private...

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Thomas Peterlik

Thomas Peterlik

Thomas Peterlik, a native of Austria, graduated with a degree in culinary arts from Berufschule Salzburg. After seven years of honing his skills in kitchens around the globe-Switzerland, Mexico and Costa Rica, Thomas secured a position which married his passion for travel and food as the Executive Chef for the Silver Seas Cruise Line. After receiving a Cornell University Food & Beverage Diploma he worked as Food & Beverage Director aboard the M/V Silverwind. After four years at sea and one year in...

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Chris Flahaven

Chris Flahaven

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve had a lifelong passion for the ocean and the outdoors. Now living with my wife in Chester, CT. I pass these passions to our young children as we work our garden, fish frequently in the rivers and shores of New England, harvest fresh eggs from our chickens and cook feasts in our home-built wood fired oven. Having a culinary degree from New England Culinary Institute, connections with local organic farmers and fishermen, and as an executive chef at the River...

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Andrea Isaacs

Andrea Isaacs

Andrea Isaacs is the founder of Cloud Nine Catering in Old Saybrook, CT and co-owner of the Lace Factory in Deep River. Andrea has experience in all levels of restaurant management, food preparation, presentation, catering, menu design, teaching, and yes, the list goes on and on. She graduated from the UNH Hotel Restaurant program and has managed many well respected restaurants including, Le Peep in Denver, The Gathering in Milford, CT and the Bistro in Guilford, CT, before opening Cloud Nine in Old Saybrook,...

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