Chef Phoebe Schilla
Chef Phoebe grew up in a food-focused New England family. She began cooking at age 7 and left the country for the first time in 1993 to study French Cuisine at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.
After returning to the US and completing her formal education at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, she moved to the Bay Area and started her own personal chef service. She has written articles for the Huffington Post and other publications and cooked for presidential candidates, foreign leaders, and other internationally recognized figures. Beyond private dining and catering, she has taught thousands of aspiring chefs in hands-on cooking classes and team building events.
Chef Phoebe loves sharing her love of food and cooking with people from all walks of life. She resides in the Balboa Terrace neighborhood of San Francisco with her husband Peter and their 3 children Lillian, Max, and Louise.
Photo by Cozymeal
Gabe Amaya | Sous Chef
Growing up in Mexico in an agricultural family, Gabe first learned to cook from his Mom. He has owned two restaurants. The first was in Guadalajara and the second was Ollea, on California and Larkin in San Francisco. After selling Ollea, in 2013, Gabe brought his love of food and dining, an abundance of knowledge and his easy-going good nature to Studio of Good Living and all our culinary endeavors.
Note helps us with all of the details of our events and ensures that they run smoothly. You may find him lending a hand to the service staff, prepping food or sharing Thai cooking techniques during a Thai cooking class.
Ala Mode Events
Marie is the founder of Ala Mode Events, a boutique event staffing company. We partner with Ala Mode to offer some of the best service staff the bay area has to offer! Marie is often on site with our events to give it the ‘final touch’ and ensure seamless service.