Gail Connell
Gail is an east coast girl, transplanted to California in 1991. After receiving her degree in Business and Finance at Boston University Gail pursued her passion for cooking by attending the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Gail has worked in catering and the restaurant business for over 25 years in both Boston and Los Angeles. In 2005, Gail opened Gourmet a go go as a restaurant and catering business in Montrose. Since closing the restaurant in 2009 Gail has chosen to concentrate on the catering side of the business. Gail won many awards for her catering which include the following:

AWARDS

  • 2009 Outstanding Small Business Women’s Award – The Women in Business Award recognizes businesswomen who have contributed to the economic growth and well-being of Southern California. These women exemplify the broad range of accomplishments that women have achieved in local communities. Awarded by Senator Carol Liu, Assemblymen Paul Krekorian and Anthony Portantino
  • 2009 Best Chef, Foothills Best
  • 2008 Best To Go Gourmet Cuisine – Boulevard Magazine
  • 2008 Best Catering, Best Chef, Foothills Best
  • 2008 Best Catering, Best Chef, Best of Glendale
  • 2007 Best Catering, Best Chef, Best of Glendale
  • 2007 Best Catering, Best Take Out, Foothills Best
  • 2006 Best New Restaurant, Best of Glendale

Gail has also been involved in the community including some of the following:

  • Glendale Healthy Kids – Guess who’s coming to dinner – 2005 – 2009
  • Kiwanis Food and Wine Tasting 2004 – 2011
  • Raising money for La Canada Schools
  • Foundation President, La Crescenta Elementary School 2000 – 2005
  • Raised over $20,000 a year through multiple fundraisers for the school including a new computer lab, grass in play area and teacher education