Stacy Pearl is from Brooklyn, New York. She has been a working chef since 1980.
While studying painting and printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design, Stacy realized that making a living as an artist would be a challenge she had never realistically planned for. This led her to quit art school and return to New York to apprentice at some of the city's most interesting catering kitchens and restaurants.
She soon diversified and became a private chef to the rich and famous. In an effort to lead an interesting and amusing life, Stacy has lived and worked in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Rome. In 1994, she opened her own restaurant in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Then, for three years she lived in London, England, cooking Southwestern cuisine in a trendy Notting Hill restaurant.
Upon returning to the States, Stacy finally found a good man, married, and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mouth of Wonder began as her half-hour food talk show on KSFR in 2006. For 7 years, she filled her corner of the public radio airwaves with cooking advice, restaurant reviews, interviews with local foodies, and over a thousand delicious recipes.
Besides cooking, making art, and writing, she also partnered with her husband for Pearl+Guld LTD, a Santa Fe-based custom Modernist furniture business.
After relocating with her family back to NYC in 2014, Stacy joined Neuman's Kitchen. Neuman's is a great fit for her creative approach to food, and she looks forward to a long, happy partnership.
[Photo by Eric Swanson]
Best Local Caterer: Walter Burke Catering
July 24, 2013 · Santa Fe Reporter
Pom-tastic: Pomegranate Mousse Pie Recipe
November 16, 2010 · Cakespy
Holiday Pie Mania in Santa Fe, New Mexico
November 10, 2012 · Cakespy
Stacy Pearl’s New Mexico Recipe
December 18, 2010 · eat, drink, grow santa fe
Santa Fe Chef Takes Second in Chocolate Challenge
March 19, 2008 · The Santa Fe New Mexican
Dishing it Out: Radio show host offers her opinions on food and the city's restaurants
December 24, 2007 · Albuquerque Journal
Pre-made to Order
November 23, 2007 · The Santa Fe New Mexican
The Fate of This Santa Fe Chef Is in Your Hands
November 16, 2005 · The Santa Fe New Mexican
Restaurant Review: Stacy's
September 30, 1994 · The New York Times