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Pamela Montesinos

Program Coordinator and ServSafe Instructor

Pamela Montesinos has over 10 years of experience working with restaurants in the area of food security and quality service. She has a certification in ServSafe and Prometric programs.

Pamela is an expert in food quality systems, with expertise in:

  • Implementation of Good Handling Practices.
  • Cleaning and disinfection systems.
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).
  • Microbiological analysis of foods.
  • Development and deployment of quality control and food safety.
  • Teaching and training staff.

She worked as a food safety director for the most renowned restaurants in Lima, Peru and taught at the Le Cordon Bleu school in Lima. She currently serves as a consultant for food safety in the Peruvian American Chef Association and for restaurants in Virginia.

Pamela holds a degree in biology from the National University of San Marcos in Peru.


By making a tax-deductible donation to La Cocina VA, you can:

  • Create job opportunities for unemployed members of our community
  • Facilitate access to healthier meals for our neighbors in need
  • Offer fruits and vegetables to those living in food desert neighborhoods


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