Get to know Samantha!
Chef Samantha Farrington is a California native that has always felt a strong gravitational pull to the Napa and Sonoma wine country. She has worked for multiple wineries and tasting rooms in Napa and Sonoma for almost a decade, gaining valuable hospitality and sales experience through her passion of wine. After earning her Sommelier certification from the Guild of Sommeliers, Samantha became fascinated with creating food and wine pairings. She began taking over the food and wine pairing programs at these wineries and experimented with how different flavor profiles connected with the local wines.
She began working with local private chefs and catering companies in Napa/Sonoma to gain all of the culinary knowledge she possibly could before deciding to launch her own private chef company in 2016, Sonoma from Scratch.
Samantha is now based in Sonoma and spends most of her time cooking in the kitchens of private homes and vacation villas for guests visiting the Valley. Celebratory occasions like anniversaries and milestone birthday parties are her specialties. She enjoys spoiling these happy guests with unique, customized menus using only locally sourced produce and meats. Her cuisine is brimming with flavor and has a fresh, Mediterranean flare that makes the food irresistibly delicious. On the day of the dining experiences, Samantha will pick fresh herbs from the garden, hand pick fruits and vegetables from local farms and have protein delivered from local purveyors.
Sonoma from Scratch also offers a seamless service for guests, allowing them to truly relax and enjoy each other’s company while Samantha and her passionate crew take care of everything else. She offers a truly memorable, delightful experience that makes guests want to return to wine country to celebrate all future special occasions!
"Samantha is such a talented chef and takes incredible consideration in planning seasonal menus. I'd had the privilege of tasting her creations for small events and intimate dinners. Its a rarity to find someone that is equally as knowledgable in both food and wine; a true pro! I can't wait to see what delicious magic she'll be cooking for the upcoming holiday season!"
/ Kimberly Itani /