#003 Tattoos and the Tasting Room with Jenny Goycochea
April 3, 2017
Jenny Goycochea is Debi’s guest for this episode of The Just Forking Around Podcast. Jenny is Chef de Cuisine at Tasting Room Del Mar and has competed THREE times on Cutthroat Kitchen. Debi and Jenny discuss tattoos, reality tv, becoming a chef and how mothers who always want what’s best for you.
A San Diego native, from a young age, Jenny Goycochea realized that her career and life passion lied in the kitchen, quickly learning that food is often the common denominator in bringing people together. After studying Women’s Studies and Communication at San Diego State University, she broke into the restaurant industry prepping for a catering company. From there, Jenny got her first restaurant job at North Park’s local favorite, Urban Solace. Following her time there under Chef Matt Gordon, Jenny continued to hone her skills at Quality Social, Flavor Del Mar, Jsix and Stone Brewing Company. Over the course of her eight collective years in the industry, she has had the privilege of working with some of the best talent that San Diego has to offer, learning from each along the way.
In her role as Chef de Cuisine at Tasting Room Del Mar, through her collaboration with Executive Chef Steven Lona, Jenny has challenged herself to look outside the box when it comes to looking at any given ingredient. In the kitchen, she is continuously inspired by the abundance of locally grown produce, harvested by a wealth of farms.
When she thinks of her fondest memories, many are spent with large groups of friends and family sitting down to a meal and enjoying food together – an experience she hopes will be prevalent at Tasting Room Del Mar.
You can find links to the Tasting Room and Jenny’s other favorite three San Diego eateries below.
I love the world of food and beverage, everything about it, it’s soo damn sexy! Every time we eat and drink it ignites us sensually…the look, texture, taste, smell, sound all in a unique combination, encapsulating a moment in time. The act of sharing a meal with friends, chatting, eating, and drinking together is so forking perfect. It is a feeling that echoes a sense that All Is Good! Very, Very good!