Chef Gena Lora

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Hospitality & Restaurant Operations Management, General Education

Location: Online Programs
Favorite Dish: Braised meat

"I love to impact people's lives any way I can. I enjoy finding ways to engage students and make learning impactful and relevant. I love working with design and other chefs on curriculum and new ideas for more engaging education."

Chef Gena Lora


Chef Gena has been a Head R&D Chef and Chef Consultant and won Top 10 Cheese Cakes in Los Angeles in 2016 and Top 10 Donuts in Los Angeles in 2015.

A member of the Bread Bakers Guild of America, she has worked in establishments throughout the Los Angeles area.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ServSafe® Manager Certification
  • Top 10 Cheese Cakes, Los Angeles, 2016
  • Top 10 Donuts, Los Angeles, 2015

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Head R&D Chef- Food Court Fanatics, Los Angeles, CA
  • R&D Chef Baking and Pastry - Food Hub, Los Angeles, CA
  • Consultant - Rodini Park, Los Angeles, CA
  • Chef Instructor - Le Cordon Bleu Baking Pastry


  • Associates of Occupational Science Degree, Le Cordon Bleu, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bachelor's in Culinary Management, Scottsdale Culinary

Special Interests

Tennis, gardening, and dancing.

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