24 carrots Brings Exciting Culinary Presence to Orange County Through Addition of Top Chef Star

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Irvine-based 24 carrots catering and events adds globally inspired, award-winning culinary extraordinaire Ashley Santo Domingo as Executive Chef.

24 carrots is excited to introduce Ashley Santo Domingo to Orange County’s growing foodie community. Santo Domingo, brings a diverse range of culinary experience to 24 carrots, having previously worked alongside nationally renowned master chefs and competing on season 9 of Bravo’s Top Chef.  Beyond all of her accolades, Chef Ashley is young, vibrant and happy-go-lucky. Her fresh approach, competitive nature, and ability to master unique cultural fusions gives 24 carrots an exciting edge guaranteed to surprise and delight.

Ashley’s diverse experience and quick rise to prominence has marked her as a top young talent. In her native Seattle, she experienced humble beginnings at Ray’s Boathouse Catering, rising from intern to sous chef in only 3 years. Afterwards, she worked for a variety of top restaurants and caterers alongside notable mentors who helped diversify her skills. This includes Michelin Award-winning master chef and restaurateur Terrance Brennan – driving force behind the famed Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro and Wine Bar. Ashley has also worked with Iron Chef contestant and Thomas Keller protégé Rachel Yang at award-winning Korean-French fusion restaurant Joulé.

Together, these valuable experiences have armed Ashley with excitingly fresh abilities and earned her a James Beard Foundation Rising Star Northwest nomination.

“Chef Ashley propels 24 carrots into the next stratum of culinary exploration. Her credentials as a Top Chef contestant and media personality create the perfect pairing with the 24 carrots family,” said 24 carrots co-owner Jon Brown.

The trendsetting catering company is preparing to connect Chef Ashley with the public through exciting culinary demos, appearances and even online classes. “I could not be more excited to join 24 carrots! My goals are to continue to grow 24 carrots’ culinary team, creatively improve our amazing menus, and expand our client relationships. We can do this with private interactive culinary classes, ‘how-to’ blogs… the possibilities are endless!” said Santo Domingo. “Most importantly, I’m here to cook and create. I plan to take 24 carrots to the next level by adding style and flare. The sky’s the limit!” she says. Be sure to follow Ashley’s involvement in the OC culinary community on the 24 carrots blog and at your next event!

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