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.