Claudette Zepeda Bio
Claudette Zepeda is an American Chef and TV Personality well-known for her culinary talent and strong technique in Mexican cuisine. She is also appearing on Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays special, which will premiere on November 30, 2023.
Claudette Zepeda Family
Claudette was born and raised in Imperial Beach, USA alongside his five brothers. Both her mother and grandmother were great cooks and Claudette would always spend the summer holidays at her aunt Lorenza’s restaurant, Las Clandrias in Guadalajara. Moreover, her aunt was a single mother of six children who relied on her restaurant to feed, clothe, educate, and pay all her other bills.
Claudette Zepeda Husband|Dating
Claudette is happily married to Jeremy Wilkins, a Marine Veteran. The couple got married in 2010 and are now living in Chula Vista. The two also have a daughter, Hailey Wilkins. Prior to getting involved with Jeremy, Claudette gave birth to her son, James Buchans when she was 18 years old and for the longest time raised her son alone. In July 2023, James turned 20 years old when he was born in 2003.
Claudette Zepeda Age
Claudette Zepeda was born in Imperial Beach, USA on 17 August 1984 hence is 39 years old as of 2023. Zepeda hence celebrates her birthday on August 17, every year.
Claudette Zepeda |Measurements
Claudette stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches tall. She also seems to be of average weight judging from the photos and videos on her social media platforms including Instagram and Twitter.
Claudette Zepeda High school and College
Zepeda did not get the opportunity to finish culinary school since she could not afford the tuition.
Claudette Zepeda Profession
Zepeda is a renowned chef known for appearing in Top Chef as well as being the face of El Jardin. She is also working at VAGA serving as Consulting Chef based in San Diego, California. She is also the founder and owner of Viva La Vida, LLC which she started in 2019. The company has established micro-businesses with single mothers all across Mexico’s seven regions and import their heirloom ingredients and produce to the USA hence helping them make good money. She was kicked out at the age of 15 and gave birth at the age of 18. A Latina chef, Denise Roa took her in and trained her.
Denise is the owner of an Italian restaurant in San Diego where Claudette trained. Zepeda later started working at El Bizcocho serving as the pastry chef. She also worked at La Jolla where she served as a pastry cook. James Beard is Claudette’s mentor, supporter, and friend and owns two restaurants based in Minnesota. She later on started working at Jsix Restaurant where she served as a chef for three years where she expanded her expertise into charcuterie, breadmaking, and whole-animal butchery. Claudette started running her own kitchen after she joined Rise & Shine Restaurant Group, El Jardin based in San Diego.
At Rise & Shine Restaurant Group, she hired her own staff, designed her own space, and staked her reputation on Comida Abuelita. She has also won several awards and honors including Eater San Diego and San Diego Union Tribune’s Chef of the Year in 2018. In 2019, she was James Beard’s Best Chef West Semifinalist.
Claudette Zepeda Net Worth
Claudette has an estimated net worth of around $100 thousand to $ 1 million. She has this net worth from her working as a Chef and TV Personality for several years.
Claudette Zepeda Weight Loss
Since appearing on Top Chef, she has seemed to have lost a fraction of weight with her fans concerned for her well-being. However, she has never addressed any questions concerning her weight loss journey.
Claudette Zepeda Selena + Chef
Zepeda will be featured on Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays special, which will premiere on November 30, 2023.
Claudette Zepeda Social Media Accounts
Claudette is very active when it comes to her social media accounts including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. She has 103K followers on Instagram, 50k followers on Twitter, and 123K on Facebook as of 2023. However, it is not known whether Claudette has any TikTok or YouTube accounts, we will update any information as soon as it is available.
Facts about Claudette
|Age/date of birth
|August 17 1984 hence is 39 years old as of 2023