Chef de cuisine
Chef Krista Espinal grew up in a family environment rich in the culture of food and hospitality that early on inspired her culinary beginnings. In 2006 her professional journeys lead her to the bountiful Hudson Valley. With driven determination and a growing emotional connection to culinary artistry, Krista continues to strive and learn more about her craft. She was trained by some of the areas best and well known chefs in cuisines ranging from Classic French to Global Fusion. Her experience and dedicated work ethic have given her the expertise to deliver the passion, intensity, and dedication to diners with the most discerning of palates.
After working as the Sous Chef of Birdsall House for over 3 years, she was promoted to Chef de Cuisine in the spring of 2015. Chef has created new dishes and full menus by proudly bringing together the extraordinary local farming resources and seasonal foods of New York state. She is affectionately know as 'Miss Mise', a name she has adopted to express her driven goal to have a 'Setting in place". While "Mise en Place" is a highly respected term in the culinary world, Birdsall House's Chef Krista Espinal is ready to introduce a unique taste of renewed American flavor with a twist to the heart of Peekskill.