About Mimi Weissenborn
Mimi Weissenborn is the Executive Chef at Vinateria, the beloved Spanish and Italian-inspired Harlem restaurant, where she oversees all new menu items and specials. Mimi began cooking at a young age and graduated from L’Academie de Cuisine in her native Maryland. From there, she trained at Firestone’s Culinary Tavern in Frederick, MD, moving through the kitchen, before landing in the pastry department where she discovered her love for baking. After five years at Firestone's, Mimi moved to New York to pursue a culinary career, where she has worked at restaurants such as Breads Bakery, Superfine (Sous Chef), and Poco (Executive Chef), before joining the team at Vinateria. Mimi was born and raised in Maryland by a Southern German family, whom she gained her love for soulful cooking from. When Mimi isn't cooking, she enjoys hiking, working to inspire others in the queer culinary community, and exploring her neighborhood, Crown Heights in Brooklyn.