Vinita Chopra Jacinto has been involved in the food industry for over three decades. A veteran of the hospitality industry, she has extensive experience in culinary education, hotel management and nonprofit services. She has been a culinary instructor at the Le Cordon Bleu California Culinary Academy in San Francisco for several years, teaching classes that were inspired around vegan,vegetarian,gluten free,sustainable and health conscious cuisine.
Prior to working at the Academy, Vinita was the Manager and Lead Instructor of CHEFS, a program dedicated to fighting homelessness through employment in the food services industry. Vinita graduated with her degree in Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition from The Institute of Hotel Management in Mumbai, India, Her areas of culinary focus include plant based cuisine, Indian cuisine with a special emphasis on spices, sustainable food and nutritional cooking. In addition to her love for all things food, Vinita is a certified Yoga instructor. Her other passions include tea, study of the vedas and incorporating old food wisdom into the new generation.