Chef Sampson has extensive experience running fine dining kitchens as well as product development for restaurant chains. She specializes in Italian/Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, and believes the greatest reward of being a chef is to see people enjoy, and be nurtured by, the food she’s prepared.
- Culinary Institute of America/AOS degree
- Fine Dining for 27 yrs.
- Worked with (or have done benefits with) Julia Child, Jacque Pepin, Hubert Keller, Ming Tsai, Ken Hom, Alice Waters, Jeramiah Tower.
- Voted “Manager of the Year” 3 times while at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel
- Webvan, CA—Culinary Director
- Chevys Mexican Restaurants, San Francisco—Production Development Manager
- Mandarin Oriental Hotel, San Francisco—Executive Chef
- Santa Fe Bar & Grill, Berkeley, CA—Sous Chef
- Chez Thoa, Denver, CO—Executive Chef
- Several smaller restaurants in NY
- Anything Asian
Favorite Minor’s® Product:
- Minor’sChipotle Flavor Concentrate