I sat down with Mary Risley, owner of Tante Marie’s Cooking School, to discuss my culinary life since graduating.  We enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by the students (lead by the amazing teacher Frances, pictured below with me), of oxtail stew, polenta, fattoush salad and caramel cheesecake for dessert. Here is what Mary had to say about me in her monthly newsletter.  Thanks Mary!

“STEPHANIE WEILER says “my primary job is my daughter!” Stephanie graduated from Tante Marie’s about a year ago.  She has helped her fellow students with their catering events and she has started her own personal chef business, which she started after spending five weeks as an extern at LaCiccia, working in the kitchen full-time.  LaCiccia is a wonderful Sardinian restaurant on 30th at Church Sts.  What Stephanie does is prep on Mondays; cook and deliver to her clients on Tuesdays.  She delivers three meals, with reheating instructions, to her families for a weekly fee.  For the previous 15 years, she was a physical therapist.  To find out more, check out www.chefstephsf.com.  You go girl!”

To find out more about Tante Marie, check out tantemarie.com

steph frances photo