Danilo Alfaro is a former private chef who has turned full-time writer. Residing in Portland, Oregon, he's been writing professionally about the culinary arts since 2007.
- 8+ years of experience as a professional cook and chef
- 11+ years of experience writing about food and cooking
- Published over 800 articles, recipes, and tutorials
Throughout his previous career in journalism and public relations, Danilo developed and nurtured a passion for food that ultimately led him to pursue formal culinary training in Los Angeles.
After graduating from culinary school, Danilo honed his skills cooking in upscale restaurants and a high-end catering company before launching a personal chef business specializing in gourmet dinner parties in 2004. He also worked as a live-in private chef for a family in San Francisco from 2009 to 2011.
- Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY
- Culinary School at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
About The Spruce
The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.
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