Cherie Twohy

Do you want to work with Cherie? Click here!

Cherie Mercer Twohy is the “Cherie” behind Chez Cherie. A lifelong love of cooking spurred Cherie to culinary school when her three children reached school-age, where she received her Professional Culinary Arts diploma from the California School of Culinary Arts. In addition to her formal chef’s training, her passion for travel and interest in culinary tradition have taken her around the world. Closer to home, she has received instruction at the renowned Culinary Institute of America Greystone campus in the Napa Valley.

While a Chef Instructor at HomeChef Pasadena, Cherie honed her skills as an entertaining communicator, whose relaxed and humorous attitudes toward food demystify the cooking process. She opened Chez Cherie in 2000, where she encourages her students to “touch the food” and to relax with cooking as therapy. In addition to teaching cooking classes, Cherie develops hands-on culinary team-building programs, provides culinary consulting services for corporate clients in Southern California, and leads groups on international culinary travel excursions.

Cherie is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and recently joined Julia Child and Jacques Pepin as a Certified Culinary Professional, one of only 300 culinarians worldwide to achieve that designation. She is also a proud member of the American Institute of Food and Wine and Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.

Cherie was selected by Saveur magazine to present the Saveur Cooks cooking classes for food-lovers in Southern California. She has appeared as a guest chef on Home & Garden Television and as a culinary expert on CBS News, among other television shows.  Her first book, The I Love Trader Joe’s Cookbook, was released in October, 2009.  Her second book, The I Love Trader Joe’s Party Cookbook, was released in November, 2010.

Cherie’s interest in wine and wine-and-food pairings prompted her to attend training and pass the initial level exam for sommeliers administered by the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas. In her pursuit of all things delicious, she recently (and delightedly) accepted payment in olive oil for a teaching engagement.

Spokesperson
Author
  1. Judi Leib

  2. Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD

  3. Crystal Wilkinson

  4. Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack

  5. Pam Victor

  6. Gabrielle Jordan

  7. Frankie Gaw

  8. Hannah Kaminsky

  9. Katherine Martinelli

  10. Brian Noyes

  11. Lori Shaw

  12. Alejandra Schrader

  13. Matthew Raiford

  14. Amy Paige Condon

  15. Mark Bologna

  16. Julia Skinner, PhD

  17. Soom Sisters

  18. Jerry L. Wyckoff, Ph.D.

  19. Cynthia Graubart

  20. Angela Garbacz

  21. Haile Thomas

  22. Maria Hines

  23. Eventide Oyster Co.

  24. Bobbi Wegner

  25. Philia Kelnhofer

  26. Mark Masker

  27. hot for food

  28. Elizabeth Sims

  29. Laura Bashar

  30. Matthew Prescott

  31. Karrie Truman

  32. Keith Pandolfi

  33. Todd Richards

  34. Sonya Sanford

  35. Shaye Elliott

  36. Michael Leviton

  37. Erika Council

  38. Leah Segedie

  39. Stephanie Weaver

    Stephanie Weaver

  40. Irena Chalmers

    Irena Chalmers

  41. Derek and Chad Sarno

    Derek and Chad Sarno

  42. Daniel Olivella

    Daniel Olivella

  43. Caroline Wright

    Caroline Wright

  44. Norman Van Aken

    Norman Van Aken

  45. Ford Fry

    Ford Fry

  46. Sherrie Castellano

    Sherrie Castellano

  47. Maura Kilpatrick

    Maura Kilpatrick

  48. William Woys Weaver

    William Woys Weaver

  49. Rick Woodford

    Rick Woodford

  50. Anne Willan

    Anne Willan

  51. Craig Whitson

    Craig Whitson

  52. Dan Whalen

    Dan Whalen

  53. Jeff Weiss

  54. Katie Webster

    Katie Webster

  55. Sherri Brooks Vinton

    Sherri Brooks Vinton

  56. Andreas Viestad

    Andreas Viestad

  57. Barbara Unell

  58. Cherie Twohy

    Cherie Twohy

  59. Toni Tipton-Martin

    Toni Tipton-Martin

  60. Lauren Keiper Stein

    Lauren Keiper Stein

  61. Ana Sortun

    Ana Sortun

  62. Natalie Slater

  63. Miyoko Schinner

    Miyoko Schinner

  64. Jeanne Sauvage

    Jeanne Sauvage

  65. Amelia Saltsman

    Amelia Saltsman

  66. Yukari Sakamoto

    Yukari Sakamoto

  67. Matthew Rowley

    Matthew Rowley

  68. Betty Rosbottom

  69. Jennie Ripps & Maria Littlefield

  70. Lisa Boalt Richardson

  71. A.J. Rathbun

    A.J. Rathbun

  72. Anne Quatrano

    Anne Quatrano

  73. Susan Pridmore

  74. Kate Payne

  75. Neka Pasquale

    Neka Pasquale

  76. Kim O’Donnel

  77. Brittany Nickerson

    Brittany Nickerson

  78. June Naylor

  79. Kathy Moore & Roxanne Wyss

  80. Irv Miller

    Irv Miller

  81. Mary Helen McNally-Leonard

    Mary Helen McNally-Leonard

  82. Jennifer McGruther

    Jennifer McGruther

  83. Patricia Pinner McAdams

  84. Charles & Julie Mayfield

  85. Evan Mallett

    Evan Mallett

  86. Perre Coleman Magness

    Perre Coleman Magness

  87. Yvonne Maffei

    Yvonne Maffei

  88. Ronni Lundy

    Ronni Lundy

  89. Cindy Littlefield

    Cindy Littlefield

  90. Phoebe Lapine

    Phoebe Lapine

  91. Louis Lambert

  92. Allyson Kramer

    Allyson Kramer

  93. Steven Kolpan

  94. Jennifer Justus

    Jennifer Justus

  95. Raymond McCrea Jones

  96. David Joachim

    David Joachim

  97. Lisa Howard

    Lisa Howard

  98. beth hillson

    Beth Hillson

  99. Kathy Hester

    Kathy Hester

  100. Bob & Mary Lou Heiss

    Bob & Mary Lou Heiss

  101. Chris & Idie Hastings

  102. Julie Hasson

    Julie Hasson

  103. Kimberly Hasselbrink

  104. Will Harris

    Will Harris

  105. Sandra A. Gutierrez

  106. Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn

    Meathead Goldwyn

  107. Linda Gassenheimer

    Linda Gassenheimer

  108. Amy Friedman

  109. Lisa Fetterman

  110. Judith Fertig

    Judith Fertig

  111. Carol Fenster

    Carol Fenster

  112. Sandy D'Amato

    Sandy D’Amato

  113. Hannah Crum

    Hannah Crum & Alex LaGory

  114. Fran Costigan

  115. John Coletta

    John Coletta

  116. Kelley Cleary Coffeen

    Kelley Coffeen

  117. Katie Cavuto

    Katie Cavuto, RD

  118. Kristina Bucaram

    Kristina Bucaram

  119. Ashley Blom

  120. Stacie Billis


Connect


Join Our Mailing List!

© 2021 The Lisa Ekus Group. All rights reserved.