About Sinead and Sirona
A Bay Area native, Sirona spent three years in New York City where she became a pasta expert (in charge of production at Danny Meyer’s Maialino Restaurant), an accomplished private chef to clients from Park Ave to Brooklyn and a Party Chef at Union Square Events, Meyer’s private events company. Formerly Sous Chef at Oakland’s BayWolf Restaurant, Sirona also worked the wood oven & open hearth at Camino. She grew up exposed to peak local ingredients and landmark CA restaurants. She spent every Saturday of childhood glued to the TV screen for PBS cooking shows and to her Grandma’s side as she scratch cooked in her small apartment kitchen. Sirona’s food reflects the sophistication of years in fine restaurant kitchens yet retains undertones of Grandma “Tex’s” home cooking.
Sinead was born in Ireland and raised both there and in California. She honed her natural gift for hospitality in the front of house at fine dining restaurants including Baywolf, Maialino, Fatty Cue and The Grocery. Sinead’s knack for making guests feel welcomed and relaxed is thanks to the gift handed down from Irish heritage and her genuinely warm personality.
Now married, Sinead and Sirona met 15 years ago and have been nurturing a mutual passion for food, beverage and hospitality ever since. Their East Bay pop-up dinners have become nothing short of legendary. As an SF Bay Area private dining duo, Sinead and Sirona love to create unique in-home culinary experiences. Together they offer seasonal, flavorful cooking infused with warm, seamless hospitality.
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2012 – 2013, MAIALINO, New York, Pasta maker, line cook
2013 – 2014, UNION SQUARE EVENTS, New York, Party Chef for Danny Meyer’s catering company
2006 – 2012, BAYWOLF RESTAURANT, Oakland CA, PM line cook, lead lunch cook, sous chef
2011 – 2012, CAMINO, Oakland CA, Line Cook in open hearth & wood oven focused restaurant
2013 – Current, PRIVATE CHEF, New York and San Francisco (including IfOnly.com, kitchit.com, kitchensurfing.com, Zozi.com and Catercow.com)
CULINARY, CITY COLLEGE SAN FRANCISCO, San Francisco CA
BA, COMMUNITY STUDIES, UC SANTA CRUZ, santa Cruz CA
S&S FOODS, New York & the SF Bay Area, Partner in Private Dining, 2013 to the present
MAIALINO, Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, Manhattan NY, Server, 2012-2013
FATTY CUE RESTAURANT, Manhattan NY, Service Captain, 2011-2012
THE GROCERY RESTAURANT, Brooklyn NY, Server, 2011
BAYWOLF RESTAURANT, Oakland CA, Bartender & Server, 2010-2011
TONY AND ALBA’S RESTAURANT, Santa Cruz CA, Assistant Manager and Server, 1997-1999
San Francisco State University, B.A., Sociology