Behind the Scenes: Becoming a Top Personal Chef with Angela Smigel

Real Estate Agent with Samson Properties VA0225077251

Today, I'm with the multi-talented renowned chef and bartender in the DMV area, founder of the Sincerely Yours Personal Chef Services, and a dear friend, Angela Smigel. We talked about her story in the culinary world and her latest venture. 


Being  a Bartender and a Culinary Chef

As for Angela being a person that loves to stay busy, she saw bartending as a good hobby and a way to support events, and so she did it when schooling was coming to an end. I've attended numerous events of her in her bartending career, and I've got to day that she's all about involvement -- and she actually makes delicious drinks!

Knowing that a huge part of her is all about cooking, she then entered the culinary world being a private chef after being an executive assistant for 20 years. 


Secret to Cooking

When asked about her secret in cooking delicious international meals, she said that it's all about cooking from scratch, and getting the ingredients fresh -- from meat and vegetables, down to the spices. She loves cooking Indonesian, Italian, and Indian foods, with veggie biryani being her most favorite dish.


Giving Back to the Community

As a person of passion, she wanted to venture out to more branches in the culinary industry and help out other aspiring personal chefs achieve their goals in becoming the best chefs they can be. Aside from the Sincerely Yours brand, she is also working with another project named Achiever Status, LLC -- being a consultant for other personal chefs, providing leadership and guidance to the new ones. "It's a personal love project right now as I cook and bartend," she said. "it's really a good position to be in, to create a business out of love instead of necessity," she added.


Meeting Angela a few years ago, I immediately saw this burning passion she has with cooking. Being a well-rounded person she is now -- having a culinary degree, being an executive assistant, and having her own cooking brand and projects, I believe that not only she deserves the things she have right now, but she also is a great help for the culinary community around the area to make their dreams come true. Want to start your culinary journey? You can team up with her by using any of the contact details below:

Phone: 571-205-9222


Instagram: @SYpersonalchef

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Comments (2)

Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Ritu,  Thank you for sharing your experience with Chef Angela.  My son is working on being a chef and bartender, and really enjoys it.   He also wants to do some real estate work.

Sep 24, 2021 07:44 PM
Ritu Desai 703-625-4949

Thank you! I hope he learns more about the culinary world with Chef Angela. Hoping for the best!

Sep 28, 2021 11:18 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Ritu Desai very good report about becoming a top personal chef with Angela Smigel.

Sep 24, 2021 08:32 PM
Ritu Desai 703-625-4949

Thank you so much John! If you find her interesting, you may also follow her on Instagram - @SYpersonalchef. Food looks and tastes delicious! 

Sep 28, 2021 11:20 AM