Chef Gina WallmanGina is a Glendora native and has been a Village Kitchen Shoppe fan since she was young. Her passion for cooking started about 20 years ago when she and her husband moved to San Francisco and she was exposed to a plethora, of fine food from all over the Bay Area. She attended culinary school weeknights and weekends, honing her skills and passion for cooking.
After moving back to the Glendora area with her family, she partnered with another foodie friend and started Sugar and Spice Catering, which she and her partner have successfully run for the past 10 years.
In addition to catering, she realized her dreams included a hands-on approach to cooking as well as a sharing of her skills, so she switched gears and accepted a Sous-Chef position under Chef Sharon Sessler at the Parlour in Glendora, working closely with her. Shortly after, she joined the family of chef’s at the Village Kitchen Shoppe. Gina also works and teaches technique classes at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Gina’s favorite culinary quote is “The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star!”