Meet Our Chefs

CHEF-KYLE-KUKLEWSKIRAMEKINS CHEF KYLE KUKLEWSKI
Kyle Kuklewski, Executive Chef at Ramekins brings almost a decade worth of restaurant cooking experience. Much of that experience was spent in luxury brand hotels working in fine dining restaurants.

 

 

lisalavagettoRAMEKINS CHEF LISA LAVAGETTO
A 14 year veteran to Ramekins, and with 35 years of experience cooking with her first generation Italian family, Lisa is one of Ramekins’ most popular chef instructors of Italian cuisine.

 

 

pierrelagourgueCHEF PIERRE LAGOURGUE
A South of France native Pierre is no stranger to the kitchen. Having worked all over the world including the Ritz Carlton in Paris, he ran his own restaurant in Sebastapol for many years before finding his home at Ramekins.

 

 

agustinCHEF AGUSTÍN GAYTÁN
Growing up in San Miguel de Allende, AgustÍn had an intimate relationship with food that turned into a profession. He conducts culture and culinary tours of San Miguel de Allende and the Mission District in San Francisco.

 

 

chatCHEF CHAT MINGKWAN
Chat teaches Thai and Asian cooking in the San Francisco Bay Area and makes regular trips to his home country Thailand for culinary inspiration. He was trained in French Cooking while working abroad at restaurants in France.

 

 

jillsilvermoreCHEF JILL SILVERMAN HOUGH
Jill Silverman Hough is a cookbook author, food & wine writer, and culinary instructor whose forte is making food and cooking simple yet special. Jill’s writing and recipes regularly appear in Bon Appétit, Cooking Light and Fine Cooking.

 

 

johnashCHEF JOHN ASH
John Ash, established his Sonoma restaurant, John Ash & Company, and served as culinary director at Fetzer Vineyards. He authored American Game Cooking, Cooking One on One, From the Earth to the Table and Culinary Birds.

 

 

michaelkalantyCHEF MICHAEL KALANTY
With over 20 years of baking and cooking experience, Michael Kalanty is an educator in all things bread. Classically trained in French kitchens and patisseries, Kalanty has baked in France, Brazil, and Italy.

 

 

CHEF-LINDA-CARUCCICHEF LINDA CARUCCI
Linda Carucci is an award-winning culinary instructor and cookbook author. She wrote Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks, which was honored as a finalist for a James Beard cookbook award.

 

 

cristiniatophamCHEF CRISTINA TOPHAM
Known as The “Wayward Chef”, Cristina graduated the French Culinary Institute and then found herself at COPIA in Napa Valley. She has cooked for America’s most prominent families all over the world.

 

 

CHEESEMAKER-SHEANA-DAVISCHEESEMAKER SHEANA DAVIS
Chef, cheesemaker, caterer, culinary educator, and owner of The Epicurean Connection Shop, Sheana Davis has been enthusiastically supporting the artisan and farmstead cheese movement for over 20 years.

 

 

camillaloewCHEF CAMILA LOEW
After living in Barcelona for 15 years, Camila founded Sobremesa, a Spanish food service company where she teaches, caters, offers nutrition consulting and private workshops, classes, and pop-ups throughout the Bay Area.

 

 

CHEF-ED-METCALFECHEF ED METCALFE / SHISO MODERN ASIAN KITCHEN
With experience all over the globe, including Manele Bay, Lark Creek, Wolfdales, and Piatti’s, in Europe at Restaurant Godt, Zeleste, and Sushitarian. Ed specializes in Modern Asian cuisine highlighting the best Sonoma has to offer.

 

 

CHEF-AMY-FOTHERGILLCHEF AMY FOTHERGILL

 

 

 

 

CHEF-HOLLIE-GREENCHEF HOLLIE GREEN

 

 

 

 

CHEF-OLENKA-ORJEDACHEF OLENKA ORJEDA

 

 

 

 

CHEFS-STACIE-DONG-&-SIMRAN-SIGNH

CHEFS STACIE DONG & SIMRAN SIGNH

 

 

 

 

Chef Lindsay KinderCHEF LINDSAY KINDER

 

 

 

 

Chef Thomas EstesCHEF THOMAS ESTES

 

 

 

 

 

Chef Dana VeldenCHEF DANA VELDEN

 

 

 

 

Chef Jeanna DeMarcoCHEF JEANNA DEMARCO

 

 

 

 

Chef Joe MangiantiniCHEF JOE MANGIANTINI

 

 

 

 

Chef DanieleCHEF DANIELE PUELO