Penny Davidi is conquering the states with her Middle Eastern recipes on Food Network Star – Season 7. Also on Chopped All Stars Season 2, where she defeats her 3 fellow contestants and lands a spot against the top 3 in a CAS Showdown which aired in May of 2012. Recently on a new show, Cutthroat Kitchen on The Food Network and more Cooking/Lifestyle shows coming in 2015. A Product-Line inclusive of Liquid Saffron currently in distribution through USFOODS and OFD and blended spices that she is launching in 2015 and the opening of her restaurants in the Los Angeles area. Penny is also the co-founder of SpiceLab LLC., a Food and Beverage Incubator in Los Angeles. In 2013 Penny joined US Foods in Los Angeles, California as their Culinary Specialist and most recently as a New Business Manager in Los Angeles. In May 2014 Penny Opened PUMP LOUNGE in West Hollywood with Real Housewives Star Lisa Vanderpump, as Executive Chef and Menu Curator. Most recently she took on Tartine O Chocolate in LA and rebranded the cute French Pastry shop into what is today TOC, one of LA’s hot spots for best pastries and brunch.
Born in Iran and raised in California, Penny is the first Persian Jewish Chef and Businesswoman to be featured on the show. A mother of two teenagers, Penny grew up learning the art of cooking from the women in her family and used this knowledge as a launching pad to fuse creativity and personality to develop her own innovative recipes. Previously a COO at a management development firm, Davidi sold her successful business, Pizza Rustica in Beverly Hills, in 2008, to focus on other projects. Penny’s expertise are, menu development and redevelopment, business revitalization using her platform and social media, BOH organization and most of all marketing