Chef Deanna’s culinary career began early on, inspired by growing up not only in the family kitchen; but in the families ownership of several known and well respected restaurants...

While attending SFSU Deanna continued to hone in on her passion working at a high end San Francisco restaurant, and, after graduating accepting a position of management with the private Sacramento Club, where she created exclusive culinary events for political leaders, celebrities, and even Presidents.

Relocating to the Black Forest of Colorado Springs after a few years in Austin, Texas, Deanna started cooking for young professionals and their families focusing on delicious well balanced and affordable weekly menus.

Chef Deanna then launched the award winning Black Forest Chew-Chew and Black Forest Catering Company specializing in international street food:


  • Food Network Champions - Rocky Mountain Division

  • People's Choice Awards - Best In Colorado Springs 2017 / 2018 / 2019

  • Best in Business - Colorado Springs 2019

  • IPA Cook-Off Champions 2019

  • Daily Blast Live Celebrity Chef