With over thirty-five years of professional industry experience, Chef Gigi is recognized as an expert in cooking classes and professional culinary education. Former academic director of the famed French culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu, and one of the first in the nation to open a kid-centric cooking school which also launched her as a pioneer in children's
Today, Chef continues to offer culinary support guidance surrounding mealtimes to help increase nutritional awareness and take some of the stress out of being in the kitchen.
Chef Gigi is the Host of LIVE Food Talk Radio on
KSCU 103.3 FM The Underground Sound
San Francisco, Bay Area- Silicon Valley.
Tune in every Sunday from 6-7 PM-PST
All about food, its' culture, and the
lifestyles surrounding it!
In 2001, Chef Gigi and her two daughters pioneered hands-on cooking classes for kids.
Kids Culinary Adventures was where
children anchored academics such as math, science, reading, & art through the medium of cooking.
After two decades of teaching, Chef Gigi compiled her knowledge into fun-filled activity books for families to use at home. Chef Gigi Received two distinguished Book Awards the year it was published.
A practical, hands-on guide with simple solutions. Loaded with over 60 family-friendly recipes, and proven tips that work.
Chef Gigi shares her years of positive parenting and teaching techniques, sprinkled with tips on how to elicit the science behind the flavor, just like professional chefs do. Stop the battle and take mealtimes back! Published by Koehler Books.
For your personal library, purchase at Barnes and Noble, Amazon Books, or if you would like a personalized autograph copy check out Chef Gigi's e-store!
Food Fight, for Parents of Picky Eaters- Koehler Publishing 2018. As a food professional, Gigi goes after picky eating through the science of flavor while helping people reprogram their approach with food!
Learning with Little Lulu Lemon | Co-Authored | Homefires Publishing | A practical hands-on learning guide for kids | Ages 3-10 years | Anchors Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies
Barnes & Noble
-ABC 10's New Morning Talk Show in Sacramento, California. - Your California Life
-SAC & CO. ABC 10 - Live with Host Tracy Sellers. Watch here
-SAC & CO. ABC 10- Live with Host Aubrey Arguelio.
-Bento & Co, Japan. Watch Here
-SAC & CO. ABC 10 - Live with Host Melissa Crowley. Watch here
-SAC & CO. ABC 10 - Live with host Melissa Paul. Watch here
-NPR Radio - Live with host and shows producer: Jill Nadeau
-WKBK FM Talk Radio- Live with host Luca Paris, - New Hampshire
-WKRC AM Talk Radio - Live "The Brian -Thomas Morning Show," iheart
Radio. Cincinnati, Ohio.
-WNPV AM Radio- Live Talk Radio with Darryl Berger, Joe LeCompte, and Jeff Nolan, Landsdale PA.
-Radio Disney, a 60-minutes kids cooking in the kitchen.
-Disney in the Park. Filmed, live cooking demonstration.
-Radio Disney, 24 seasonal radio spots.
-NBC Eye on the Bay. Live cooking class.
-San Francisco Channel 7, three visits to "View from the Bay" live broadcast TV with hosts, Spencer Christian, and Janelle Wang.
-KNBR 25 Radio commercials on my platform of healthy food, healthy families, and healthy kids.
-Radio Disney 15 commercials on my advice on eating techniques for happy, healthy mealtimes with the family.
-KQED Public Television, Channel 9 Chef Martin Yan's cooking show, "A Tour of Vietnam," dinner guest on set for Martin Yan.
-Good Morning Sacramento, live television- demonstrating healthy cooking segment.
-NPR Radio - Reads excerpts Chapter nine in her book- Food Fight, for Parents of Picky Eaters.
-NPR Radio : WGVU News Magazine. Morning Talk Show, with award-winning public affairs host Shelley Irwin. Grand Rapids, MI.
-Examiner.com, weekly pieces for CBS Atlanta, and monthly for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
-"Conversations Live" with host Cyrus Webb. "An Interactive way for those in entertainment and the arts to come together and discuss what ignites them. Conversations address current events and discussions on them. "
-KSCU 103.3 FM The Underground Sound: Host Live Weekly Food Talk Radio in Silicon Valley, Ca.
-Mommy Con | Speaker presenter Los Angeles, Ca.
-Healthy Kids and Healthy Families Summit, Seated Panel Expert
-California Culinary Academy, Dean / Graduation Announcer, 3000 in attendance.
-Le Cordon Bleu, San Francisco, Ca., Commencement Key Note Speaker.
-Promotional co-marketing and activities with The Little Gym Inc.
-Bay Area Parent Magazine. A national play and exercise program franchise.
-Designing healthy school lunch menus by Chef Gigi of Kids Culinary Adventures for Lunch Masters, school lunch program San Francisco Bay Area.
-Keynote Speaker, Lunch Masters Inc. annual convention.
-San Francisco Bay Area school districts.
-National School Lunch Convention. San Jose, Ca.
.-Food Talk Podcast. 60 minutes weekly topics on, Food and Beverage Radio.
-Contracted by IDEO as expert panelist regarding new children's food products.
-San Carlos, Ca. Art and Wine Festival: Appeared as a demonstrator
-Featured chef for cooking demonstrations for Draeger's Cooking Schools.
-Hiller Aviation's “Noon Years Eve” Toddler New Year's Eve celebration hosted by Dominican Publishing.
-First annual, “San Francisco Food Festival.” A public demonstration on Chocolate
-Consult for Conagra Foods on cooking classes for children and flavor associations, including demonstrations of live classes with children ages 3-8.
-San Mateo County Fair - Live cooking demonstrations.
-Stanford - Invited speaker and demonstrator for Kidz Club Inc.
-Speaker on a recorded teleconference series by National Homeschooling expert Diane Flynn Keith - the owner of Homefires.com
- Living & Learning with Preschoolers e-Audio Course! How to handle a picky eater, including my suggested activities, promote early learning in a fun, relaxed, and playful manner.
-Culinary demonstration, Macy’s Union Square, San Francisco, Ca.
-Culinary demonstration, Bloomingdales, Union Square San Francisco, Ca.
-Hollywood Ca., Red carpet appearance, for Taste Television Awards.
-Speaker and Culinary Demonstrator. The International Chocolate Salon.
-Taste Television San Francisco, California.
-Tasting Judge for The International Chocolate Salon | San Francisco, California.
-Expert tasting panel judge for International Chocolate Awards LLC, Americans and Pacific Rim, New York City.
-“Eat Your Own Biosphere” class. Encino Elementary School, Menlo Park, Ca.
-Guest lecture and demonstration. “ Eat Your Own Biosphere” for Earth Day. SMCSD
-Speaker for Mothers on preparing your own baby food infant to toddler.
-Corporate chef for a national brand, Club Pilates. San Carlos, Ca.
-Demonstration chef and featured monthly writer for the club's healthy lifestyle blog.
-Grok Nation (UVM 148,959) Published, Mayim Bialik Actress [ Big Bang Theory] and Real Life Neuroscientist's, Founder.
-Editor Dalene Rovenstine assigned Avital Norman.-Scary Mommy (UVM 15.5 million) Scary Mommy was acquired in 2015 by a New York media company.
-Consumers Health Digest. On what motivated Chef Gigi to write her latest book, Food Fight For Parents of Picky Eaters
-Patty Holland or Chatty Patty's Place. ( UVM 622,000 ) Top 100 Mom Blogs Award for 2018 over.
-Frankie Mommy Blogger. ( UVM 10,000 )
-Daddy Blogger Ricky Shetty.
-The Firm Happy Mommy Blog.
-Brooke Trent Blog posted a great review of the book and shared it on her other platforms.
-Consumers Health Digest. On what motivated Chef Gigi to write her latest book, Food Fight For Parents of Picky Eaters. Over two million readers.
-Sponsored event with Books Inc. at Athleta, Burlingame, Ca. The athlete is a Division of GAP, Old Navy, and the Banana Republic.
-Eat Drink Madison Blog. Blogger Brian Lee
-The Food Renegade (UVM 431083) Kristen Michaelis.
-Greer Today. Don't let Picky Eaters Ruin Your Holidays.
-Aleteia for Her (UVM: 10,099) Editor Cynthia Dermody assigned writer Grace Stark.
-Everything Mom's Blog, Dealing with your Picky Eater during Holiday Time
-Bay Area Parent Magazine, Dominican Publishing—Contributing monthly column writer, arranged by Gigi.
-Parenting in the Peninsula, contributing monthly column writer. A monthly journal for San Mateo County Parents.
-Contra Costa Times contributing mentions, “Dorm room cooking lets college kids go gourmet.”
-The Autism File Magazine Digital magazine, International. 2100 words, “Food Fights, winning the picky eating battle in ten easy steps.”
-Healthy Mothers Magazine Digital blog, Contributing guest writer. 41,000 readers.
-30 Second Mom
-30 Second Food Digital blog and online community— Featured contributor. 800 words. 53,000 readers.
-Urban Gardeners Republic Magazine Digital blog, Contributing quarterly writer. 53,400 readers.
-Featured in The Entrepreneurial Chef Digital Magazine -Mr. Shawn Werner
-Ongoing Contributing Writer, Consumers Health Digest. Over 118,000 readers.
-Melissa’s Global Produce - Los Angeles, Ca. Featured Chef / Blog Post. How to Grill Summer Stone Fruit. Over 100,000 readers
-Host 30 Second Chicago’s Twitter Chat and lead over 29.4 thousand followers into an engaging meet-up online.
-Corp Chef, Live Healthy Cooking Demo-The Club Pilates San Carlos, Roseville, and Palo Alto California locations.
-Contributing Writer and re-publish on Urban Gardeners Republic.
-Food Media Correspondent for 30 Second Food, Chicago. Conducting live streaming interviews at the San Francisco Fancy Food Show, San Francisco, Ca.
- In the Raw ( sugar and sugar substitute manufacturer)
-Chef Nancy Silverton, Nancy’s Fancy’s and Le Brea Bakery
-Arctic -Zero Ice Cream CEO, Numi Tea CEO, Hint Waters, founder Bobo Bars CEO, -Tony’s Chocolonely.
-Food Fight, Why Bribery Doesn't Work, Bay Area Parent Magazine.
-Chicken of Chicken, Family Cooking Tips Column, Bay Area Parent Magazine.
-Healthy Habit Help, In Health, Fitness & Nutrition Column, Bay Area Parent Parenting Magazine.
-Lettuce Makes Your Life Easier, Food and Drink Column, Bay Area Parent Magazine
-The Definition of Artificial, Health, Fitness,v& Nutrition Column, Peninsula Magazine
-Honor the Dead With Bread, Culture, and History on Food, Kids Culinary Adventures
-Twenty-First Century Dads Are Smokin', In More Ways Than One. Fathers Day BBQ.
-Home, and Family Column / Fatherhood - Peninsula Magazine
-The New American Lunch Box, BAP Parenting Magazine, Kids and Teens Issue