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Elizabeth Peña

As a Chef de Cuisine and current Landscape Designer, Elizabeth has a passion for food and nature. She has previously trained at the Sundance Resort in Utah, perfected the culinary art of French cuisine at San Francisco restaurants and in 2007, was awarded the Northern California Regional Chef of the Year award for a Fortune 500 company.  

Although she no longer professionally cooks, she continues constant experimentation, infusing this sense of creativity into her proposed landscape designs, which delight and gain strong approvals from current Meadowbrook clients.

Landscape Architecture Certificate

In 2015, she completed a certificate in Landscape Architecture through the University of California, Berkeley Extension, with a focus on design and sustainability.  

Similar to her goal of creating emotional connections for her patrons through the meals she creates, Elizabeth’s mission is to design spaces that are ecologically sound and enrich the human experience.  Elizabeth creates designs that connect people, plants, and habitat through beauty, function, and structure.


Elizabeth is a native Californian with an endless compassion for plants, animals, and people. She loves to engage in conversation with family, friends, and strangers alike to share her passion, pass on her knowledge, and learn from other’s journeys. 

She enjoys researching and harvesting herbs to create tinctures, salves, and oils. Elizabeth volunteers at the Ohlone Humane Society to rehabilitate small wildlife to be returned into the wild. She also enjoys live music, traveling to Iceland and home life with her wife and son, Gaël.

Associations, affiliations, and degrees

Certificate, Landscape Architecture, University of California at Berkeley

Certificate, Bay – Friendly Qualified Maintenance Professional, Friendly Landscaping and Garden Coalition 

Associate Degree, Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts 

Ohlone Humane Society


Contact Elizabeth at Elizabeth@Meadowbrookdesign.com