Chef Robin Goldstein is passionate about food. As a cook + personal chef, cookbook author and cooking instructor, she brings to the table her irresistible excitement about sharing fine food and wine with gatherings of family and friends. As a chef for more than 30 years, she’s made a successful career providing intimate, home-cooked experiences that are anything but traditional. Whether you are contemplating a special celebratory event or a relaxed private meal at home, Chef Robin will ensure that the occasion is joyous and memorable. She adds exciting contemporary flair by incorporating fresh, seasonal, local ingredients from Ojai, Santa Barbara, and the Santa Ynez Valley.
Trained in classic techniques at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, she developed her personal cooking and entertaining style and unique repertoire of recipes while traveling and living in and around the Mediterranean. The author of three Taste of California cookbooks—Simply Delicious Wine Country Recipes, Crafting a Meal, and A Taste of Ojai—and creator of her signature line of condiments and sauces and salts blends— Chef Robin has been featured in many magazines and other publications, including Santa Barbara, 805 Living, Edible Santa Barbara and Ojai & Ventura, and Santa Barbara Seasons.