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A Pinch About Us...
Co-Owner | Chief Creator
My culinary career was sparked as a film producer of restaurant ads and a cooking show pilot before switching gears to professional Chef. I specialized in catering and personal cheffing before launching into the rewarding role of co-owning a culinary studio.
Geeti Gangal, Ph.D.
Co-Owner | Chief Creator
I started my career as a scientist with passion for food. And, being a mother of two curious kids, I often catch myself bringing both my training and passion together. I like to travel, browsing interior designing books and taking too many pictures!
Renee’s dream has always been to combine her love of children and teaching with her passion for cooking. She received a B.A. in Education followed years later by a Culinary Certificate. Renee grew up in a large Italian family where food was central to all occasions.
Jake joined the Create a Cook team to combine his passion for food and teaching. He holds a Technical Diploma in Culinary Arts, and a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management. Jake is a vegetarian and loves studying all segments of the hospitality industry.
Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in Culinary Management. Create a Cook provides her the opportunity to combine her two favorite things: cooking and teaching children. Stephanie is in food management since 2006 and enjoy teaching kids to make Sushi.
Krysia Villon is a Peruvian-American chef and food historian. Krysia received her culinary degree from Johnson & Wales University and her masters in Gastronomy from Boston University. She loves sharing the joy of cooking with people and is a proud mother of a daughter.
Boston native Maura Stevens got her industry start in D.C. in restaurant management. She later moved to NY, where she continued as a manager and pursued her culinary degree. Restaurant immersion led to the world of catering and teaching at renowned culinary programs.
Eric has been worked his way up the ranks in kitchens since 16 years old. He holds an associate’s Degree from Johnson and Wales University and has an extensive background in all facets of food service production including many years of culinary instruction.
Craig holds a degree in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management, and has completed studies in wine and food sustainability. He enjoys his time away from being a food service director to pass along his passion for food.
Nyssa Trepes has been active in the culinary world for 15 years, owning a restaurant and catering business in the Finger Lakes region of NY. Her work has been featured in various social media platforms. She is excited to share her love of cooking at Create a Cook.