Hosted at the renowned Santa Fe School of Cooking, do not miss this Valentine's Day event which features the work of local painter Susan Contreras and a one-of-a-kind meal prepared especially for the evening by Master Chef Michelle Roetzer.
Contreras and Roetzer
will lead an evening of creative conversation where visual arts and fine dining converge to fill your heart and senses.
will personally guide the evening's meal, course-by-course, explaining how Contreras vivid colors and signature style inspired the menu.
Chef Michelle Roetzer brings 26 years of experience to the stoves of the Santa Fe School of Cooking.
experience began in the San Francisco Bay Area at the age of 14 rolling pasta for a family friend.
She eventually rose to the position of Sous Chef in an upscale Northern Italian Ristorante at the age of 21.
In 1996, she returned to her hometown of El Paso, TX and became Executive Chef of Café Central for 7 years.
In 2003, she
was the Chef De Cuisine for the Professional Golf Association
Champions Dinner in Rochester, NY and has cooked for numerous notables including presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Al Gore and Vicente Fox of Mexico.
She moved to Santa Fe in 2003 and is currently the lead instructor for Santa Fe Community College's Culinary Arts program and a freelance caterer for several local catering companies.
In her spare time, she is a student of Political Science at College of Santa Fe, windsurfs, snow skis, mountain bikes, gardens and mentors young chefs.