Nancy Miles author of “In Good Taste” will be creating a Easy Pad Thai live on stage. Come meet Nancy, Saturday at 12:30pm and get your hands on your very own In Good Taste Cookbook!
Neil BridenstineExecutive Chef/ Culinary Arts Program Coordinator
Culinary Arts – Davis Technical College
Neil Bridenstine is the Executive Chef at Davis Technical College, where he oversees a café, catering service and the culinary school. His philosophy is to make really good food using fresh ingredients and perfect execution.
Neil holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food and Beverage Management from the Art Institute of Las Vegas. During the last 10 years of his career Neil has spent time working in kitchens, management for restaurants, catering companies and hotels. His most recent project prior to Davis Tech was opening a new restaurant concept for a Utah based restaurant group.
When Neil is not in the school kitchen helping in the café or with catering, he is usually in his home kitchen trying new recipes or spending time with his family. He enjoys traveling, outdoors and barbecue.
RaChelle Hubsmith is a mother of 3 and Real Estate Appraiser in Logan, Utah. At 10 years old, RaChelle started decorating cakes. But life got busy and she forgot about her cake decorating passion until she started having her own kids. Once she really got back into cake decorating, her passion grew into becoming a competitive home cook and baker. She has competed at the World Food Championship in the Bacon and Dessert Categories. This year she will compete in the Burger Category. She has entered many competitions. Her recipes have won or placed in contests such as Bo Jackson’s All-American Burger Battle, Mrs. Blum’s/Farmer’s Almanac, Food Network Magazine’s Minute Rice Contest, 2016/2017 The Taste of America Challenge, Global Seafood, The Incredible Edible Egg, Campfire Marshmallows, Eggland’s Best, Recipe Lion’s Summer Potluck Challenge, Strut Your Duck, Sweet Stacks Pancakes, Smithfield Shake It Up Challenge, Healthy Solutions Spice Blends, and Lucky Leaf Pie Filling. Developing recipes is a creative outlet for her. She enjoys being a recipe developer for Oakdell Eggs. Her other passion is teaching others how to cook/bake. She has demonstrated cooking and baking at Home and Garden Shows, KSL Studio 5, and Facebook Lives for Love to Cook, Camp Chef, and Dough EZ. She is a brand ambassador for the Dough EZ mat. She just filmed “State Plate” with Taylor Hicks (Season 5 winner of American Idol). It will air December 17th on INSP TV. When she isn’t appraising or developing recipes, she loves spending time with her family or going to Zumba classes.
Emily Allen is a wife, mom, chocolate lover, and Holistic Health Coach. She lost 70 pounds by cutting processed foods, and has kept it off now for over 7 years. She loves teaching others to get out of the diet game and put healthy living on autopilot using the power of healthy habits.
We got our start in the U.S.A. when we first moved to the Salt Lake valley decades ago. We, Claudia and Alfonso, began working in small kitchens in the Salt Lake downtown area. We had to first learn English and then each job of the kitchen. Beginning
in the back of the kitchen washing dishes and then onto helping prepare food before we gained skills in a professional kitchen as a cook.
As our careers progressed in the food industry our family also grew. It was a lot of work building skills and a family at the same time. However, it was a blessing in disguise! Two of our children became vegetarians and inspired us to learn how to prepare new food to feed our ever-growing family, and of course it had to be Mexican food. We later felt we were ready to take the plunge and open a new business and bring our home-style cooking to our restaurant, Santo Taco. It is our hope that you taste every effort and experience we had in our careers and in our home.