HOMETOWN: San Diego, CA; Currently resides in San Diego, CA
PROFESSION: Executive Chef, Bayside Hilton
CULINARY EDUCATION: Le Cordon Bleu Academie d’Art Culinaire, Mexico City
FAVORITE SIMPLE FALL DESSERT RECIPE: Pumpkin pound cake, salted caramel, vanilla ice cream and candied pecans
Giselle Wellman's Jewish-Mexican family instilled a love of food in her at an early age. After attending culinary school in Mexico, she further developed her craft by working with some of the best chefs in the world, including Jean Georges, Thomas Keller and Mario Batali. She became the youngest female Executive Chef in Los Angeles at the age of 26, taking over at Petrossian. Now, Giselle serves as Executive Chef at Bayside Hilton in San Diego, California.