San Diego Celebrity Chefs
At an early age, Giselle Wellman first fell in love with cooking as a way to bring people together, instilled in her by her Jewish-Mexican family. After attending culinary school in Mexico City at Le Cordon Bleu, Giselle started working in her hometown of San Diego at the former Star of the Sea. With dreams of broadening her opportunities and furthering her education, Giselle spent the next eight years crossing the country, honing her skills and developing her craft working for internationally renowned chefs including Thomas Keller (Bar Bouchon and Bouchon Bakery, Los Angeles), Jean George (Nougatine at Jean Georges, NYC), and Mario Batali (Del Posto, NYC). Upon returning to California, Chef Giselle became the youngest female Executive Chef in Los Angeles, at the age of 26, at the upscale French-influenced Petrossian restaurant in 2010. In 2015, she completed on Bravo TV's nationally acclaimed program "Top Chef". Now in 2016, Giselle makes her way back to San Diego as Executive Chef of the newly opened Pacific Standard - Coastal Kitchen, in the Little Italy neighborhood.