Born and raised in Northern California, Celena moved to Irvine, Calif. to attain her B.A. in English and Communications from Concordia University. After college, realizing her true passion was culinary arts, Celena attended Le Cordon Bleu in Los Angeles earning the Grand Diplôme® the most prestigious culinary qualification awarded by the institution. She has worked as a private chef in various sectors of the entertainment industry attending to the dietary needs of A-list producers and actors. She has also made numerous appearances on Food Network Shows including Cupcake Wars and Halloween Wars. Transitioning from her time in Hollywood, Celena started her own business of meal prepping for athletes and business professionals.
After attending her first Ante Up for Autism Gala, Celena couldn’t help but jump ‘all in’ to support TACA. Being a proud supporter over the years has only deepened her want to bring awareness and break the stigma with autism. Her goal is to bring more families for guidance, and friends to support.
Celena resides in Ladera Ranch, Calif. with her husband Jonathan and their three children, Harrison, Kallan, and Isla.