Chef Karla Lomeli

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts

Instructor Karla Lomeli
Location: Online Programs
Favorite Dish: Sushi

"My approach to teaching is to keep the students engaged and excited to learn. All students come to school with a common goal, which is to learn the skills necessary to be successful in this industry. My goal is to be present for my students, to provide those skills, and to keep them focused, so they can reach their own goals."

Chef Karla Lomeli


Chef Karla is a Certified Working Pastry Chef® (CWPC®) and has worked at a Michelin Star Koldo Royo restaurant in Mallorca, Spain. She was also awarded Chef Instructor of the Month while teaching at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.

Karla earned a Master’s degree in Education from American Intercontinental University and been teaching culinary arts since 2007, as well as worked in a number of culinary schools, including Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, CA, New School of Cooking, and Kitchen Academy in Hollywood, CA.

She is curious about the science behind how ingredients interact with one another. She thinks it’s fascinating how they all have an important function and, when placed together and manipulated by the exposure of heat, we end up with something amazing, delicious, and soul-filling!

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ServSafe® Managerial Certified
  • Chef Instructor of the Month - Le Cordon Bleu, College of Culinary Arts, Pasadena, CA
  • ACF Certified Working Pastry Chef® (CWPC®)

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Chef Instructor - Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Pasadena, CA
  • Dean of Education/Chef Instructor - New School of Cooking
  • Chef Instructor - Kitchen Academy, Hollywood, CA
  • Pastry Chef - Lucky Devils Restaurant
  • Line Cook - A.O.C. Restaurant
  • Line Cook - Koldo Royo Restaurant, Mallorca, Spain
  • Line Cook - Jackson Sommerset Catering
  • Line Cook - Wolfgang Puck Catering

Dish Examples

Apple Buckwheat Cake

I love to make this cake for holidays and special occasions.

apple buckwheat cake

Brioche á Tete

This delicious and tender bread is a favorite treat for my family... just add a little jam, and they are gone!

brioche a tete


  • Master of Education Degree, American Intercontinental University
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Cal State University, Los Angeles, CA
  • Associate of Occupational Studies Degree, California School of Culinary Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Special Interests

Gardening, planting herbs, and succulents.

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