Chef Ashley Santo Domingo of Lisa Dupar & Company - Biography

Redmond, WA

November 2015

Ashley Santo Domingo is the co-executive chef of Lisa Dupar Catering and has more than a decade of experience running the back of the house at some of the country’s finest restaurants.

The Seattle native grew up under the influence of her chef father, and started looking into culinary school by the ripe young age of 16. Culinary school sealed the deal for Domingo, and thus her career in food and beverage began. Starting at Ray’s Boathouse Catering, she rose from intern to sous chef in just three years.

Over the course of her career, Domingo has worked at a variety of well respected restaurants and caterers both in Seattle and Los Angeles. She's worked alongside notable mentors including Michelin-star chef and restaurateur Terrance Brennan—the driving force behind Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro and Wine Bar in New York.

Most recently, Domingo served as Executive Chef at 24 Carrots Catering and Events, one of southern California’s most highly sought-after catering and events companies, where she earned two ACE awards.

Domingo’s diverse experience and quick rise to prominence marked her as a top young culinary talent. She competed on season 9 of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” and was nominated for James Beards' “Rising Star Chef” in 2008.