festa della donna // international women’s day
women are UNSTOPPABLE.
Urban Kitchen is proud to be a woman owned and operated company. We strive to provide opportunities for women to thrive and thankful for the inspiring women that make up our #CUCINAfamily.
Shattering glass ceilings and paving the way for future culinary leaders we invited 6 of Southern California’s best female chefs to craft their perfect CUCINA pizza from Tuesday, March 8 – March 12th.
MEET THE CHEFS
CUCINA urbana welcomes
Director of Culinary Education and Development for CH-Projects
The Pizza: The Catarina
garlicky spinach + cherry tomato confit + oregano + mozzarella + ricotta + lemon + sesame crust
Born and raised in San Diego, Kat fell in love with cooking from a young age while watching her mom and grandma prepare middle eastern feasts every night for dinner. After attending Le Cordon Bleu Paris in 2009, she went on to learn from Chefs Thomas Keller at the French Laundry and Wylie Dufresne at WD-50, before opening her first restaurant as Executive Chef in 2010, here in San Diego. After opening three more restaurants along California, she took a break to do some travel and exploring, including staging at Amass in Copenhagen in 2018. In 2019, Kat officially joined forces with her long time friends at CH-Projects and has since opened and re-opened (thanks, Covid) dozens of restaurants with them, and is currently head of developing their new Department of Culinary Education and Development.
CUCINA enoteca Del Mar welcomes
Executive Chef, The Lodge at Torrey Pines
The Pizza: The Crosson Pizza
grilled radicchio + garlic puree + parmesan + st. andre + kumquat + arugula
Executive Chef Kelli Crosson brings a lifelong interest in real food to the culinary program at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. From her upbringing on a 40-acre citrus orchard to attending The French Culinary Institute in New York, Crosson embraces a simplicity conveyed through dishes that allow fresh and naturally flavorful ingredients to shine. She enjoys the rush of the kitchen as much as bringing people together to dine and enjoy each other’s company, and her focus extends beyond the kitchen line to ensure an impeccable guest experience.
cucina SORELLA welcomes
Executive Chef, Wolf in the Woods
The Pizza: Jason Serrano Pizza
manchego + bechamel sauce + rapini + garlic
CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach
Our very own female Chefs Carolyn Sutherland + Gina Hong
CAROLYN PIZZA meyer lemon + house mozzarella + red onion poppy seed jam + red frill (tues + wed + thurs )
GINA PIZZA Spinach + white cheddar + creme fraiche + tomato + roasted artichoke (fri + sat)
Cathy Corison, Corison Wines, Napa Valley, CA
Cistercian Nuns, Monastero Suore Cistercensi, Laila, IT
Giovanna Bagnasco, Agricola Brandini Piemonte,IT
Marisa Cuomo, Marisa Cuomo Winery, Ravello, IT
Elisabetta Foradori, Foradori Winery, Trentino Alto-Adige,IT
Serena Palazzolo, Ronco del Gnemiz, Friuli, IT