She is truly in a league of her own and has made quite an impressive culinary footprint in this very competitive business.
A 1999 Culinary Arts Graduate of Johnson & Wales University in North Miami, Florida, Chef Paola was one of the very first students to obtain an international culinary internship at J&W. She had the honor to intern in Michelin awarded Roly’s Bistro in Dublin, Ireland.
Working side by side award-winning Chef & Mentor Colin O’Daily was an unforgettable experience that shaped and strengthened Paola’s confidence as a young chef. After several experiences in corporate kitchens and prestigious country clubs in Florida, Paola went on to work for her personal favorite, Award Winning Chef Norman Van Aken at his 4-star restaurant, Norman’s, in Coral Gables.
Chef Norman has been one of the strongest influences in Paola’s vision in food and business. Her intense training at Norman’s not only gave her the strength she needed to catapult onto the next level, but also introduced her to her soul mate and future partner, Craig Petrella.
Paola’s first independent cooking experience came from Latin talk show host, Cristina Saralegui, who only wanted healthy cuisine with a delicious twist.
Prompted by her incredible success with Cristina, she was quickly invited to appear on her television show as the Executive Chef of her exclusive fitness club in Univision . As a result of this success, Chef Paola was requested cook for some of Miami’s biggest heavy-hitters, Business Moguls and some of the most respected NBA athletes of Miami; such as: Alonzo Mourning and Patrick Ewing. It was then that her career as a high-end & health conscious chef flourished.
In 2003, Chef Paola moved to Los Angeles with her family to conquer new grounds. She quickly established herself as The Chef amongst the most respected celebrities and elite personalities of Hollywood.
In April 2006, Chef Paola and her husband Chef Craig Petrella, joined ventures to provide a high-end meal delivery service that was designed to revolutionize a new eating lifestyle. This was how Two Peas was born … the two Petrellas coming together as one strong brand.
What started as a single-client has now evolved into Los Angeles’ most desired and luxurious service. A-list celebrities such as Kate Beckinsale, Zach Braff, Josh Duhamel, Sally Field, Brett Ratner, Cybill Shepherd, Vanessa Williams and many more, have come to Chef Paola for her healthy and delicious expertise.
She now provides the most exclusive daily meal delivery service based on her own culinary and health-conscious approach, combined with her highest standards of customer services.
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