San Diego Celebrity Chefs

Chef Christine RivieraChristine

Chef de Cuisine
Galaxy Taco

As a native San Diegan, Chef Christine Rivera has always had a love for Mexican food and culture. Her restaurant career began as a dishwasher at a local seafood restaurant near her parents’ house. Today, she is the Chef de Cuisine at Chef Trey Foshee’s Galaxy Taco, a casual Mexican eatery in La Jolla Shores.

Christine is a graduate of the Culinary Arts Program at Grossmont College, having studied under Chef Joseph Orate and Chef James Foran. While in school, Christine gained knowledge and experience by working at various kitchens throughout San Diego including: Kensington Grill, Premiere Foods and George's at the Cove. She has also staged in various national acclaimed kitchens including Taco Maria in Orange County and Cosme in New York City. Christine was recently selected as a 2016 Eater Young Gun, a national competition recognizing the most inspiring young talent in the industry.