About Ruby Slipper Gourmet

The Mission of Ruby Slipper Gourmet is to provide and prepare healthy food for a healthy life style.

Chef Judith received her professional culinary training from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, graduating top of her class. She is also a graduate of the Culinary Business Academy and the University of Arizona. She is "ServSafe" certified in food safety and sanitation by the most widely accepted food safety program among local, state and federal health departments, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. She is also a member in good standing of the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce.

Her experience and professional training includes American Regional, Italian, Asian, Classical French, Middle Eastern and Vegetarian. Her specialty is cooking exactly what you want, whether its comfort foods, bistro fare, classic dishes or international flavors, all with a health focus. As a native Californian, Judith enjoys working with the best quality and freshest ingredients available in Southern California. She lives in Palm Desert, California enjoys spending time with family and friends pursuing her interests of food, music and cycling.

Judith accepting an award for the Most Elegant Tail Gate - El Dorado Polo Skins Game - Tailgate Competition March 2010

Previous work experience:

2009 - Present Owner, Personal Chef Ruby Slipper Gourmet

2007 – 2009 Personal Chef for D. P., Rancho Mirage, Ca

2008 - Pastry Chef at Cuistot Restaurant, fine dining French Restaurant, Palm Desert, California

2007 - The Kitchen for Exploring Foods, catering company, Pasadena, California (part-time)

2007 - Jane Telkamp Catering, Seal Beach, California (part-time)

2006 - 78th Annual Academy Awards, catered with Wolfgang Puck, Hollywood, California

2006 - Grill Chef, 561 Restaurant, fine dining restaurant on campus, Pasadena, California

Referrals available upon Request

Les Dames d'Escoffier L'Affaire Chocolat  - February 2009

The Desert Sun Article - What's Cooking Around Town