Our house founder is a passionate chef with a profound love for wine. She is an active media personality who is WSET 3 certified and a tireless world traveler. Working hard to live through her passions for cooking and educating others, Doreen Colondres is also the creator of The Kitchen Doesn’t Bite and the author of the Amazon’s Best Seller, La Cocina No Muerde, published by Penguin Random House.

She doesn’t stop there, though. Throughout the years, Doreen has continued to be an active contributor to the savory world of food and wine:

Chef Doreen Colondres’ is currently a Chef Ambassador for the Spanish brand Fermín Iberico and for Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical.

In 2018 she was invited to be part of the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour and did a wine pairing benefit dinner in Melbourne, Florida.

In 2016, she worked her first harvest season at Chateau Biac in Bordeaux, France.

In 2016 & 2017 Bodega Monteviejo selected her as a chef for the prestigious Park Hyatt Master of Food and Wine in Mendoza, Argentina.

In 2014, Doreen became the first Hispanic Celebrity Chef for Bordeaux Wine Council in the US.

In 2013 she was a Ribera del Duero spokesperson in Mexico.

And in 2012, was a judge and spokesperson for the Ribera del Duero 2011 vintage in Spain.

Some of her notable partnerships during the last 10 years includes: National Pork Board, Barilla Pasta, Martín Codax Wine, Hass Avocado, American Heart Association, Dandy Farms, Target, Univisión, FoxLife, Meredith Publishing, California Raisins, Fruits from Chile, among others.

She also obtained a BBA in Marketing, studied in culinary schools in NY, CA and FL and has been to more than 40 countries around the world.