Chef Marian

Chef Marian retired as a success in Business in 1988, putting (as CEO & Founder) of one of the nationwide brands she created, on the Cover of Inc. Magazine. She was nominated for the Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award three years in a row. Now, it was time to follow her passion.

As she made her way across France from Reims (Champagne) to Nuit St. George to Pauillac and Bordeaux, she enjoyed the tasting rooms, cooked in restaurant kitchens learning chef skills and took cooking classes at well known restaurants. On a three-year trip around the world she cooked in kitchens in Bordeaux, Pauillac, Lucca, Firenze, Melbourne, and Bangkok.

Chef Marian hosted a cooking webcast for many years teaching people how to cook and pair wine in Los Angeles, now does both filmed interview and cooking shows and is eager to continue that tradition online enjoying the things she creates best: cooking classes & wine dinners at both peoples’ homes and in restaurants. Chef Marian is blogging at and spends a lot of time researching questions asked during her normal work week, and then blogs about them educating both herself and you in a fun and informative way. She has worked with Chefs, creating ‘tasting’ members for her groups San Diego Foodies and Euro Lovers and Friends with over 2,000 members on Meetup.

San Diego Foodies MeetUp

Euro Lovers and Friends MeetUp

In addition to providing her expertise regarding healthy and flavorful cooking, she is also a fun and exciting “food entertainer” who appeared on stage cooking at The Del Mar Fairgrounds four times in June for the last 3 years. This year she will be teaching “Food is Your Best Medicine” on June 5th and ‘Cancer Fighting Foods’ June 18th at 2:30pm in the Home and Hobby Kitchen Stage (2nd floor). Chef Marian has 3 books helping you understand how to prep and cook food and nutrition. She is a professional speaker regarding how to use, select and prepare a variety of foods as your medicine to keep you healthy and prevent disease. You may also contact her for private lessons and Cooking Parties for the entire family, or a handful of friends.

You can contact Chef Marian at: or go check out her blog at