Sofia Tejeda - Executive Pastry Chef - Macaron queen
My name is Sofia Tejeda, I'm 24 years old and I was born and raised in Mexico City!
I moved to San Antonio in 2008 with my family, and after some getting used to, I can now say that I absolutely love living here and feel so lucky to have had the chance to see this awesome city become a gastronomy Mecca in the recent years.
For the past decade or so I have devoted myself to achieving my dream of getting into my dream school and becoming a pastry chef. After some hiccups, I graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio in 2018 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Baking and Pastry where I completed an internship at the world renowned Bouchon Bakery by the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group and from there I have continued to move up the chain and participate in various events, run my own kitchen and ultimately compete on the Food Network.
Did I mention these were all goals I had set for myself to achieve by the time I turned 30? And I achieved them all at just 23!
I don’t know what life has in store from me after this but what I do know is that I get to live my dream every day when I go in to work, that I absolutely love having the opportunity to work with many incredible and talented chefs and people and most importantly, I get to be part of everyone’s holidays and special events!
Thank you for allowing me to do so!
Delice Chocolatier: San Antonio, TX
Bouchon Bakery: Napa Valley, CA
Sustenio: San Antonio, TX
Feast: San Antonio, TX
Signature, inspired by Andrew Weissman: San Antonio, TX
Elian Hotel & Spa: San Antonio, TX
Hotwells HArvest Feast 2018 and 2019
San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Food Network's Girl Scout Cookie Championship. S1 E4.
Did You Know?
I am the youngest child of three!
My sister, Andrea, is an architect and my brother, Ricardo is a doctor.
I am lactose intollerant!
That's right, I'm a chef and I can't eat dairy without taking crazy amounts of lactaid pills before.