Olenka Orjeda

The kitchen has always felt like home to Olenka Orjeda. At an early age, she took great joy in being her grandmother’s sous chef as she prepared classic Peruvian and Italian food. Olenka left Lima, Peru in February 2012 to begin a new life with her husband in Santa Rosa. Her passion for food, cooking, teaching and eating led her to start her first food-based business venture. By offering cooking demonstrations, developing special events, Pop-Ups and private cooking services and donating authentic Peruvian dinners to non-profit organizations, Olenka has found a way to share her passion for cuisine with her local community. With her bubbly and strong personality, Olenka plans to make her mark on the Peruvian food scene and its future. She feels a responsibility to introduce her native dishes and cocktails as a Peruvian ambassador. Recently, Olenka was a guest at the highly popular “Cooks vs. Cons” Food Network show.

  • Peruvian Cuisine
    San Mateo
    Monday, January 28, 2019, 6:30 PM
    demo
    $60.00


    Cocktail de Algarrobina— with carob syrup and pisco
    Fried Yuca with Spicy and Cheesy Huancaina Sauce
    Chicken Cau-Cau—chicken and potato stew with mint
    Garlicky White Rice
    Crema Volteada—upside- down creme caramel custard
  • Peruvian Cuisine
    Blackhawk
    Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6:30 PM
    demo
    $60.00


    Cocktail de Algarrobina— with carob syrup and pisco
    Fried Yuca with Spicy and Cheesy Huancaina Sauce
    Chicken Cau-Cau—chicken and potato stew with mint
    Garlicky White Rice
    Crema Volteada—upside- down creme caramel custard

  • Peruvian Favorites
    Blackhawk
    Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 6:30 PM
    demo
    $60.00


    Chilcano de Pisco— refreshing Pisco cocktail
    Ceviche—catch of the day cooked in lime juice and Peruvian peppers
    Huancaina Pasta with Lomo Saltado—stir-fried beef over pasta with spicy and cheesy sauce
    Mi Mamama’s Arroz con Leche—creamy rice pudding with cinnamon and a kick of Port
  • Peruvian Favorites
    Menlo Park
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6:30 PM
    demo
    $60.00


    Chilcano de Pisco— refreshing Pisco cocktail
    Ceviche—catch of the day cooked in lime juice and Peruvian peppers
    Huancaina Pasta with Lomo Saltado—stir-fried beef over pasta with spicy and cheesy sauce
    Mi Mamama’s Arroz con Leche—creamy rice pudding with cinnamon and a kick of Port