Deirdre Bourdet


Deirdre lives to eat. A graduate of Paris' Ecole Le Cordon Bleu, she has at various points in her life taught horseback riding, researched hotels and restaurants for Zagat, battled US periodical customer service departments on behalf of Japanese subscribers, waited tables at Max's, translated live cooking classes in France, and advised major corporations on their employee benefit plans.

Although she still moonlights as a lawyer a few days a week, she mostly thinks about food and wine and other delicious things. She is currently a freelance culinary consultant and lives in Napa.