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Kathleen Lynch

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About Me

I was born and raised in Salinas Ca. where I learned to love gardening. I graduated from 

Chico State where I received a BA in Liberal Studies and my teaching credential. 

I spent one year in Arizona in a culinary apprenticeship program. 

Preferring a formal education, I came back to California and attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco-graduating with honors. I worked 17 years in restaurants within the Bay area. Each job prepared me for the next.  I worked at Le Mouton Noir in Saratoga in all the stations throughout the kitchen; as a Pastry Chef at both the Los Gatos Brewing Company and Birk's Restaurant in Santa Clara; and as the Chef at Encore Cafe in Morgan Hill. I started my own business working as a personal chef for 3 years. At this point I felt like I had enough experience to teach and I am now enthusiastically starting my 13th year of teaching culinary courses at the High school level. I am married and have two college-age kids. I enjoy swimming and spend a lot of my free time gardening.

Skills Learned

Safety: Chapter 6- Guide to Good Food Textbook

Sanitation: Chapter 6- Guide to Good Food Textbook

Measurement

Knife Care and Use

Composting