Stella Farris Bromley started her culinary career at the age of 15 in her home town diner as the Easter bunny but was bitten by the culinary industry bug and quickly became head cashier and progressed through all of the “front of the house” positions with in the local motel & restaurant throughout high school. The experience made such an impression on Stella that she applied for and was accepted into the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College where she received her Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management with a minor in Speech and Communications.
Stella worked at a variety of iconic Houston restaurants such as The Stables Restaurant and was soon hired as a manager for Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. After graduation, Stella joined friends in beautiful San Diego, CA where she worked at the historic Marine Room in La Jolla, CA.
Stella Bromley chose to seek new challenges and became an educator and leader within the K-12 community and holds a Masters of Information and Library Science from San Jose State University. She was a librarian at a small private school, inner city middle school, and an Austin high school.
In 2010, Stella realized that she missed the action and exciting world of hospitality; opened her own dessert catering company and sought out an opportunity to apply her experience in hospitality and education to the culinary field with Austin Community College. She currently lives in Austin with her husband Kevin and her dog Rango.