Executive Sous Chef
Her Connecticut family traditions and a love of gardening and the outdoors, are the building blocks of Red Mountain Resort’s Executive Sous Chef’s Shelley Pulcini-Corso’s culinary talents. The preparation for family holiday gatherings filled with traditional Italian items, led her to experimenting with her favorite recipes when she became a vegetarian in her teens. While majoring in graphic arts in college, she artistically recreated recipes from classic cookbooks as a hobby. A post college cross-country trip led her to settle in Tucson, taking her healthy cooking talents to the Wild Oats Market, specializing in vegetarian creations. She continued to hone her skills to join the acclaimed Canyon Ranch team. During her tenure with Canyon Ranch-Tucson, Corso earned a number of promotions due to her keen eye for presentation and baking talents, contributing several recipes for the recent Canyon Ranch cookbook. Corso was promoted to the Chef de Cuisine of the Canyon Ranch Spa Club in Las Vegas. Corso enjoys hiking, biking, reading and is looking forward to bringing her love of gardening to Red Mountain Resort.