Sofia Tejeda

Sofia Tejeda, born and raised in Mexico City, followed her passion for food and creativity upon moving to San Antonio. After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America San Antonio in 2017, she pursued a career as a pastry chef. Sofia gained experience at renowned establishments such as Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery and worked as executive pastry chef at Mixtli and Hotel Emma.

Sofia's exceptional skills and dedication earned her a James Beard Foundation nomination for Outstanding Pastry Chef in 2022 and the title of Pastry Chef of the Year by the Texas Chef's Association the same year and consecutively in 2023, in addition to being named Culturemap’s Pastry Chef of the Year in 2023. She currently serves as a Chef Ambassador for San Antonio’s UNESCO city of gastronomy designation, and Pastry Chef at The InterContinental San Antonio, further establishing the city as a culinary destination.


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