translate to love in their respective languages. To chef Jen Doughty, food and family are the words for love. Her passion for cooking led her to her pursuit of a Culinary Arts degree from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Over her twenty very accomplished years in the industry, Jen has worked under a variety of prestigious chefs and restaurants including Mark Miller, Domaine Chandon, Auberge du Soliel, and Michel Richard. She moved up through the ranks starting as dishwasher, working all positions on the line, to rebuilding kitchens and attaining the role of executive chef and restaurateur along the way. Jen has taken her acquired experience in stride and is ready to embrace her role as the matron of the culinary scene in Santa Fe.
An elite invitation, Jen was knighted into the Chaine des Rotissuers, an acclaimed international association of gastronomy, in 2016. Her self-assumed role as an educator through the knife and pan continues to inspire and pave the road for many of her understudies. Julia Child said, “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” This is exactly what she instills in the future generation of chefs she so proudly mentors. Jen actively nurtures the Cooking with Kids program as well as other community advocacy projects. She revels in innovation, constantly pushing towards inclusivity and hospitality for Santa Fe and its citizens. Paying homage to the Slow Food Movement, Jen is excited to exhibit her talents and passions for the multifaceted cultures and all generations of Santa Fe.