Celebrity Chefs

Chef Stephanie PridaStephanie

Executive Pastry Chef

Stephanie Prida joined the Manresa team in 2012 following a four year stint in Chicago where she earned acclaim for her work at restaurants including One Sixty Blue Restaurant, Blackbird, RIA, Balsan Restaurant, and L2o Restaurant. As Pastry Sous Chef at Blackbird in Chicago, she was recognized for her talent, earning the Jean Banchet "Rising Pastry Chef" award in 2009. At RIA, the two Michelin star restaurant in the Elysian Hotel in Chicago, she developed a reputation for her desserts and her Paris-Brest, made of choux pastry and cream, achieved cult status. When she later accepted the role of Pastry Chef for the Michelin starred L2o Restaurant, local media mourned the loss of her acclaimed dessert.

Since joining the Manresa team in 2012, Prida has earned continued to earn recognition for her work including:

2015 Rising Star, San Francisco Chronicle
2015 30 Under 30, Forbes
2014 30 Under 30, Zagat
2013 People’s Best New Pastry Chef nominee, Food & Wine
2013 San Francisco Bay Area Rising Star, StarChefs
2013 Best Pastry Chef, San Francisco magazine
2013 One to Watch, PopSugar
2013 Hot 20, 7x7 magazine