Chef Marian retired as a success in Business in 1988, putting (as CEO & Founder) of one of the nationwide brands she created, on the Cover of Inc. Magazine. She was nominated for the Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award three years in a row. Now it was time to follow her passion.
As she made her way across France from Reims (Champagne) to Nuit St. George to Pauillac and Bordeaux, she enjoyed the tasting rooms, the cooking classes at world known restaurants. On a three-year trip around the world she cooked in kitchens in Firenze, Melbourne, Bangkok, Geneva, Amalfi, Lyon and London.
As a member of The American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF), she hosted a fundraiser for them and hosted a cooking webcast in Los Angeles teaching people worldwide how to cook and pair wine.Chef Marian has followed her cooking passion for over a decade, in charge of orchestrating major fundraisers, cooking for people in their homes, and has traveled the world taking cooking classes in France, Italy, Thailand and Australia.
In the process, she has created the Chef Marian Brand with her latest Foundation called ‘No-Face-Goes-Un-Fed’, to end hunger in San Diego. Many important Chefs have joined in her ‘mastermind’ including Deborah Scott, partner and chef for the Cohn Group.
She has enjoyed food in all the major Michelin Star Restaurants around the world tasting food from Alain Ducasse, Tom Aikens, Gordon Ramsey, Joel Robuchon, Paul Bocuse, etc.
She hosted a cooking webcast for many years teaching people how to cook and pair wine in Los Angeles, now does both filmed interview and cooking shows and is eager to continue that tradition online enjoying the things she creates best: cooking classes & wine dinners at both peoples’ homes and in restaurants.
She has spent decades taking pictures of food worldwide and editing them in Photoshop, scripting, doing voiceovers and editing videos.Going back decades, her background is radio broadcasting.
In addition to providing her expertise regarding healthy and flavorful cooking, she is also a fun and exciting “food entertainer” who appeared on stage cooking at The Del Mar Fairgrounds four times in June. She is a professional speaker regarding how to use, select and prepare a variety of foods to keep you healthy and prevent disease.
Chef Marian now does both filmed interviews with people in all industries, edits their shoot and posts it on YouTube or Vimeo. She interviews Chefs both on film and for her blog ChefMarian.com and continues doing Cooking Shows in San Diego.
According to Art Kaliel and others: “You haven’t had a party until you’ve had one with Chef Marian. She’s funny, she’s quirky, she’s knowledgeable and everyone has a great time cooking.” As Chef Marian continues getting comments from people on the street who recognize her either from her blog, San Diego Foodies, any of her social media postings or online videos, it becomes apparent that she is headed towards Celebrity Chef status.
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