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Chef Rosie O’Connor Press

Rosie O’Connor is the award-winning Chef-Owner of Provecho Grill and a two-time winner of the SoCal Chef Open. In 2015, she became the first chef to be honored with both the Pinnacle Award and People’s Choice Award. She was later invited back as a judge of the 2019 SoCal Chef Open.

As a chef and TV personality, she has appeared on Food Network’s Supermarket Stakeout (2019) and The Cooking Channel’s Farmer’s Market Flip (2017). Chef Rosie has also been featured in TV spots and commercials for Let’s Dine Out and SoCal Gas.

As a contributing columnist, she has written stories for Menifee Buzz and Valley News, recounting her culinary adventures to thousands of readers each week.

A graduate of the Art Institute of San Diego, Chef Rosie has a strong connection to her SoCal roots and is committed to volunteer efforts in her local community. She has served as a mentor to young culinary students and uses her restaurant as a platform to help others. In 2015, she was presented with the Volunteer Service Award by President Barack Obama, one of her proudest achievements yet.

Below, please find a list of Chef Rosie’s newspaper columns and featured press links.


Art Institute of California:
Inland Empire Campus Celebrates Commencement

Newspaper Columns



The Press-Enterprise: 

Students with special needs get tips to navigate the job market

FOODIE EMPIRE: Menifee chef wins two awards

Murrieta 24/7:

Chef Rosie O’Connor of Provecho Wins Chef Open Again


A Win Win- Menifee’s Own Chef Rosie O’Connor Of Provecho Grill Competes In 9th Annual SoCal Chef Open

Menifee 24/7:

Provecho Chef Rosie O’Connor Wins 2014 Chef Open


Cooking up Smiles at Provecho Grill

So Cal Chef Open – Good Times for a Good Cause

The Sun:

Provecho Grill in Menifee offers authentic Mexican food during IE Restaurant Week

Inland Empire Restaurant Week returns with more than 100 restaurants


Top chefs in SW Riverside Co. Compete to Raise Money to Help At-Risk Youth

Visit Temecula Valley:

Top Chefs in Southwest Riverside County Compete to Raise Money to Help At-Risk Youth

Greater Ontario California:

I.E. Restaurant Week Announces Second 10-Day Dining Event in October

Sun News & Review:

Menifee’s Chef Rosie wins Pinnacle Top Chef at SOCAL Chef Open at Pechanga

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