Chef Lyndsay Orton Pérez

Instructor, General Education, Hospitality & Restaurant Operations Management

chef instructor Lyndsay Orten Perez
Location: Online programs
Favorite Dish: Mac & Cheese

"Simplicity is the key to being a great Chef."

Michael Ruhlman


Chef Lyndsay has channeled her interest in sustainable agriculture and affordable, healthy food into Zentorre Farms, her micro-urban aeroponic farm.

After earning her culinary arts degree, Chef Lyndsay was named the Junior Chef of the Year by the Texas Chefs Association in 2007. She cooked for The Food Network Festival multiple years in a row and has met Bobby Flay and Ann Burrell. She later relocated to New York City, where she worked for Michelin-recommended restaurant PRINT. During this time, she also added a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management to her impressive resume, followed later by an MBA in Sustainable Food Systems.

Once she had earned her MBA, Chef Lyndsey turned her attention to her passion of addressing food deserts and helping to make healthy food more accessible. She relocated to Austin, Texas, to work as a Food Justice Advocate at Green Gate Farms, as well as teaching at Le Cordon Bleu.

Chef Lyndsay is an ACF Certified Chef® who is eager to share her passion for farm-to-table and ingredient-driven cooking with the students at Escoffier!

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ACF Certified Chef®

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Owner - ZenTorre Farms, LLC
  • Chef Instructor - Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Austin, TX
  • Grant Writing Consultant - American Grant Writers' Association, Inc., Austin, TX
  • Chef Instructor - Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Austin, TX
  • Office Manager and Food Justice Advocate - Green Gate Farms, Austin, TX
  • Sous Chef - Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
  • Banquet Sous Chef - PRINT


  • Masters of Business Administration in Sustainable Food Systems, Marylhurst University
  • Bachelor of Technology in Hospitality Management, CUNY City Tech
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts, The Art Institute of Houston, TX
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