Shire, Lydia

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Shire, Lydia Gender: F
Lydia Bunker Colgan
born on 18 October 1948 at 02:37 (= 02:37 AM )
Place Boston, Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w04
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 24°50' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 27°17 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 14°19'


American chef and restaurateur, she owns Locke-Ober's, a venerable Boston restaurant, as well as "Biba" and others. She always enjoyed cooking and landed a job as a salad makr in one of Boston's oldest and finest restaurants of the time, Maison Robert. She liked it so much that she went on to attend the Cordon Bleu Cooking School in London after which she returned to the restaurant as a line cook. With positions of increasing importance and acclaim to her credit, she opened Seasons restaurant at the exclusive Bostonian Hotel in 1982. Her reputation spread and in 1986 she was asked by the Four Seasons Hotel group to open a restaurant in Beverly Hills, the first woman the fashionable group had appointed to position of Executive Chef at one of their luxury properties. Missing Boston, she returned to open Biba ("Back in Boston Again"), a restaurant which earned praise for its innovative and daring menus. In 1994 she opened Pignoli and in 2001 she took over the Boston institution of Locke-Ober's, sweetly ironic in that the restaurant had prohibited women from entering its dining room for 97 years. Since then she has opened other restaurants as well.

Often named on the "best" list of cooking magazines, Shire has received several awards including Best Chef from the James Beard Foundation.

Shire has three grown children from her first marriage. She and her second husband, Uriel de Jesus Pineda (b. April 4, 1944 in Medellin, Colombia according to their son's birth certificate) have a son Alex, born in 1990 when Shire was 41.


  • parent->child relationship with Pineda, Alex (born 2 May 1990)


  • Work : Start Business 1982 (Opened her first restaurant in a hotel)
  • Work : Gain social status 1986 (First female executive chef for Four Seasons Hotels)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 2 May 1990 at 06:38 AM in Boston, MA (son Alex born)
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  • Work : Start Business 2001 (Took over Locke-Ober's restaurant)

Source Notes

PT quotes birth certificate


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3
  • Family : Parenting : Parenting late more than 40 (Last child)
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Chef/ Cook
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Restaurateur