Program Thursday, February 10, 2011

Chocolate: Beyond Mints and Mole

George Ojeda, the Executive Chef for Encanto Mexican Grill in Schertz, Texas, knows good cooking! When Chef George

isn’t creating fabulous cuisines for his clients, you’ll find him enjoying some of his favorite dishes like Paella de Marisco, an international

rice dish from Spain, pizza or a nice, juicy Whataburger®.

Chef George grew up in Penns Grove, New Jersey, where he was inspired to pursue a career in culinary arts by his grandmother.

But before starting culinary school, he came to San Antonio, Texas, where he graduated from South San High School.

After that, it was off to Colorado, to attend Denver Culinary Arts School, where world class cooking is taught. Today, he is dedicated

to continually learning the latest in fine cooking techniques and mastering extraordinary recipes. His foods are always awe inspiring

and the palates of those who try his fine cuisine are truly inspired.

He has served as a chef for Hyatt Regency Hotels in Denver, Colorado and San Antonio. Chef George has also provided

his cooking expertise at H-E-B’s Central Market and the University Health System in San Antonio.

Chef George’s mission is to offer a unique and wonderful eating experience to all of his clients. When he isn’t cooking, he is

spending quality time with his daughter. He also enjoys reading and watching his favorite baseball team, the New York Yankees!

Members whose names begin with G-M are asked to come a little early and bring a treat for the hospitality table. Once you

are settled, come back to the front door and help greet everyone—a great way to learn names! Don’t forget to bring the recipe for

publication in the newsletter. We’re in the San Antonio Garden Center, located on the corner of Funston and N. New Braunfels.