New York, New York
Mimi Weissenborn, is a New York City Shef, Beat Bobby Flay (Food Network) contender and Chopped (Food Network) runner up! Shef Mimi began cooking at a young age and graduated from L’Academie de Cuisine in her native Maryland. From there, she trained at Firestone’s Culinary Tavern in Frederick, MD, moving through the kitchen, before landing in the pastry department where she discovered her love for baking.
After five years at Firestone's, Mimi moved to New York to pursue a culinary career, where she has worked at restaurants such as Breads Bakery, Superfine (Sous Chef), and Poco (Executive Chef), before joining the team at Vinateria (Executive Chef), the beloved Spanish and Italian-inspired Harlem restaurant. There she received a Michelin recommendation, participated in multiple chef collaborations including Chef Adrienne Cheatham’s (Top Chef runner-up) Sunday Best Pop-up series, NYCWFF, Harlem Eat Up and multiple James Beard Foundation dinners - headlining and selling out one of her very own and collaborating on an International Woman’s Day Dinner alongside Chef Elizabeth Falkner and Chef Amanda Freitag (of the Food Network).
Currently, Shef Mimi is on “hold” like most of the industry across the country; especially in NYC. She looks forward to the day when she will be able to prepare mouth watering dishes for her patrons - until then she is prepared to Fēst alongside you!