NAME: Judy Doherty

CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY & Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI



Chef Judy Doherty’s passion for cooking began with helping her grandmother make raisin oatmeal for breakfast. From there she held her first food service job at 15 and was then accepted into the Culinary Institute of America at age 18 for their AOS degree where she graduated second in her class. From there, Judy went on to the Fachschule Richemont in Switzerland where she focused on pastry arts and baking.

Being a lifelong learner, Chef Doherty worked as an executive pastry chef for Hyatt Resorts for over 8 years before returning to school where she received a Bachelor of Science degree from Johnson & Wales University, graduating with Summa Cum Laude distinction. Judy’s most recent degree was a Master of Professional Services for Business from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.

In addition, Chef Doherty holds 2 visual art and professional graphic design certificates from the University of California’s Berkeley Extension. She currently runs multiple companies in the publishing and imaging industry and lives happily in the San Francisco with her 2 dogs.

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