Plate Changer Featuring Chef Claudette Zepeda

Get ready for a culinary adventure with Chef Claudette Zepeda as she showcases her skills in our Plate Changer event!

Plate Changer Featuring Chef Claudette Zepeda @claudetteazepeda

Join us for a culinary experience like no other at the Briscoe Western Art Museum! Claudette Zepeda an award-winning, San Diego-based celebrity chef and culinary entrepreneur known for her fearless style and bold approach to regional Mexican cuisine. A celebrated culinary anthropologist, Zepeda draws upon 20+ years of experience working in restaurant kitchens, as well as her extensive travels around the world and throughout Mexico. Zepeda’s multi-faceted expertise is showcased in her role as Founder/ Creative Director of Chispa Hospitality, overseeing the creative vision of projects in Nashville, Australia and México. Seen on 2022 Netflix’s edition of Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend, winning her challenge & on Iron Chef México where she successfully won her challenge and tied in the finale. Also in the fall of 2022, she showcased her talents by beating Bobby Flay’s Titans on Bobby’s Triple Threat and winning the cash prize.

In 2019 Zepeda Founded Viva La Vida, LLC. Through Viva La Vida, Zepeda helps Mexican women support their families without sacrificing their safety. Expanding into a 501c3 to establish a fund dedicated to helping Hispanic women break from generational poverty in the United States.

Funds raised during this event will enable LDEISA to fund scholarships for young women studying culinary related fields, help with community gardens, teach nutrition to underpriveleged families, and provide a holiday celebration in December for children at Roy Maas Youth Alternatives, as well as fund other expenses.

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