Xochitl Bielma-Bolton

Owner

20+ years of experience in the hospitality industry. Growing up in Southern California between the Imperial Valley and San Diego has given her a unique perspective on agriculture, farming, and how natural growth fits into a balanced life. She first developed a love for food by hanging on her grandmother’s apron while the matriarch prepared food for Bielma’s large family.


She trained under legendary chefs throughout Southern California, and after mastering the operation of the high-end restaurant kitchen, Bielma began managing business operations as the executive chef and food and beverage director for Loews Resorts, Marriott, and Eataly.

Under her direction, she has redesigned and developed kitchen operations and an innovative re-branding structure for takeover acquisitions. 

 
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Chris White

Executive Chef

An Emerald Isle native, Bird&Wolf’s Executive Sous Chef Chris
White spent his teenage years studying catering courses in the UK at Stratford Upon Avon College before completing a residency at London’s prestigious 5-star Claridge’s Hotel. During his tenure, he was nominated for and won a national young chefs competition.


After he was personally honored by Her Royal Highness Princess
Anne, Chef White was awarded a culinary emissary position in New Zealand.

Upon completing his stages in NZ, he moved to Sydney, Australia to sous chef under acclaimed chef Michael Moore, and then back again to the UK’s Michelin-starred Casamia in Bristol.

During his tenure at Casamia, the restaurant was featured as part of the TV series “Gordon Ramsay’s Best Restaurant”, which did indeed win the coveted eponymous title. Chef Chris’s international accolades resulted in a Head Chef’s position at the relaunching of the renowned The Old Stocks Inn, which he led for two years before heading west to take on the kitchens of America.

 

At Bird&Wolf, Chris’s menus highlight the diverse ingredients and preparation methodologies unique to this widely traveled and experienced culinary talent.

Giselle Miller

Executive Pastry Chef

Giselle Miller, a former 30 under 30 recipient, is a Bridgeport, Connecticut native and has built an impressive pastry career in New England over the past decade.


She began at Le Cordon Bleu and worked her way through now-shuttered restaurants Sel De La Terre and Radius. After 2 1/2 years at Liquid Art House, Giselle spent several months orchestrating the creation of desserts at Cambridge’s Café ArtScience. In 2019, while at Menton in Boston, she became a semifinalist of the James Beard Award Rising Star Chef of the Year.

Giselle joined the Bird & Wolf team in 2020 as Executive Pastry Chef. “Even traditional French desserts, with ingredients like chestnut or vanilla, you can still make them cool without sounding or looking boring,” she says. “I feel like that’s something that I enjoy. I’m a little bit of a weirdo.”

 

Giselle shares her love for science and food through her unique molecular gastronomy approach to classic desserts. Seasonal and local ingredients always inspire her masterpieces.

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