corporate chefs include Ida Rodriguez
, Tom Fraker, Marco C. Zapien, Andrew Faulkner, and Miki Hackney.
While always having a passion for cooking, it is only over the past few years that Ida Rodriguez
has been able to extensively explore and teach about foods with a more exotic flair.
Serving as Corporate Chef for Melissa's/World Variety Produce, Inc., Chef Ida is continually exposed to some of the latest and most sought after fresh fruits and vegetables from around the world.
While incorporating these exotic treasures into her
classes, Chef Ida's friendly, "hands-on" approach to teaching makes her
classes both informative and enjoyable for all cooks -- novice to intermediate.
Chef Ida developed her passion while living in Europe for many years.
Once there, she
explored the varying cuisines of many countries including England, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain.
To this day, Chef Ida's love for the cuisines of Europe compels her
to journey on an annual culinary tour of European countries with other professional instructors and food editors in search of what's new.
Today, Chef Ida remains focused on healthy cooking using fresh fruits and vegetables from around the globe.