Mar 8, 2012

Wine Fest Feature: Chef Soa Davies

Chef Soa Davies, featured at the 21st Annual Wine Festival of Colorado Springs. Photo by Josh Rothstein.  

Featured Chef of the 21st Wine Festival of Colorado Springs, Soa Davies, arrives today in Colorado! Davies' cooking interests did not come out until after college graduation, and she quickly rose through the ranks to work with famed chef, Eric Ripert.
  • NYU undergrad with no cooking experience
  • Decided to take classes at French Culinary Institute in New York after graduating
  • Hired by Splendido at the Chateau (Beaver Creek) as Chef de Cuisine in 1996 until 2005
  • Moved to Eric Ripert's Michelin 3-star restaurant Le Bernardin in 2005
  • Produced Avec Ripert, an award-winning PBS show and complementary cookbook for 3 years

Aha Life, a design and shopping web site, featured a Q&A with Davies, here are some highlights:

Favorite meal: Too many to list, but any meal shared with friends with lots of good wine.
Hidden talent: I've made my own jewelry for years.
Dream holiday: Anywhere with great company as long as there's lots of food and wine.

Now, Davies serves as Principal at Twothirtyone Group — an advisor and management consulting firm for hospitality companies. If you're interested in what Soa's up to currently, you can follow her on Twitter @twothirtyone.

Top NY Chef Soa Davies Pairs Napa Wines
Sat, Mar 10, 12:30 p.m. 
Online tickets are sold out, but check with the FAC Box Office to purchase or be placed on a waitlist at 719.634.5583.
Davies has worked in Michelin-rated restaurants and is one of the industry's most lauded tastemakers. She'll pair her food with wines from VGS Chateau Potelle, Sinskey Winery and Chateau Montelena.

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