Cyndi Stanimirov


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–      Café Madison – Head Chef 2007-Present

–      Brixx Woodfired Pizza – Line Cook 2006-2007

–      Crew’s Nest Private Country Resort – Grill Cook / Shift Supervisor 2006

–      Johnson & Wales University – Graduated 2006


–       Cindy went to a culinary class  in vocational school and fell in love with cooking. Her first job was in the school’s kitchen where she worked as lunch lady. She graduated top of her class and then went to Johnson & Wales on a partial scholarship.

–       Cindy sacrificed a full softball scholarship to pursue a career in the culinary industry.

–       Cindy has overcome being teased growing up for being openly gay and overweight.

–       She hates guys who think that girls shouldn’t be in the kitchen. She wants to be on the show so she can prove she can out-cook any prissy girls who don’t like to mess up their manicures and go up against guys to prove what a woman can do in the kitchen.

–       At 5’3”. 290 lbs. she needs a step stool in the kitchen.

–       Her first and biggest supporter was her grandma and she would love to make her proud. She has been living with her grandma the past five years and has taken over her house payments.

–       She has handled 300 covers working at a yacht, she has won many culinary competitions and knows she can handle the pressure of Hell’s Kitchen!