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Olivia Wilder

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A self-proclaimed "jack of all trades," Suzanne Winn considers herself a designer, entertainer, and problem solver. Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, she moved to the Orange County town of Mission Viejo 15 years ago and now considers it home. Growing up, her dad was an amazing chef, which is what first drew her to the culinary world. She approaches cooking with an open mind and with the philosophy "if you always succeed, you will never grow." While many of the students entered the Academy with the goal of becoming a professional chef or of opening a restaurant, Winn simply wanted to learn and enhance her skills as a personal chef. She feels honored to have learned under a culinary genius such as Chef Novelli, although she will be the first to admit to their love/hate relationship.


For Leonard Goodloe, life is all about good food and good wine, having been born into a family of chefs. He knew at an early age what fresh, quality food meant to his family. Prior to attending the first American course through Michelin Star Chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli at Novelli Academy, he attended to the Apicius School of Culinary Arts where he studied Italian cuisine. He also worked as a private chef in New York and for a sound design company before relocating to Venice Beach, Calif. to enroll in the Novelli Academy. Although he was born and raised in Texas, Goodloe considers New York home with Los Angeles holding a strong second place in his heart. Currently, he works as a private chef in Southern California and enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering and traveling.