Our Team - JAX Cooking Studio

Our Team

Our Team

Skilled Health and Culinary Professionals

JAX Cooking Studio classes are developed by professionals with backgrounds in health and culinary nutrition who are skilled at making education and cooking fun and memorable. Our team—which includes chefs, dietitians, nurses, and educators—will provide you with practical tips, the latest nutrition research, and tons of support on your path to a healthier lifestyle.

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A Hands-On Experience

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to cook! JAX Cooking Studio understands that the best way to learn something is by actively participating in the process. Our team shares encouragement and hearty laughs with you as you develop cooking skills and learn the latest in culinary nutrition. 

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Our Instructors

Our professional chefs, nurses, and educators are our pride and joy. Sign up for a class to meet them today!

Terri Davlantes
FOUNDER

Terri utilizes her background in nursing and academia to design classes that inspire, entertain, and educate guests. She particularly enjoys sharing tips to organize and declutter the kitchen to erase frustration and maximize enjoyment! Terri believes there is no place like the kitchen to cultivate community and share conversation.

Christi Barnett, CWPC
CHEF

Christi Barnett’s culinary passion arose early in life while living in Italy and Bermuda. While abroad, Chef Barnett participated in several culinary competitions, and after graduating from Florida State College, she completed an externship at Walt Disney World. There she experienced the roles of chef in private catering, cruise ships, private clubs, restaurants, and even the Michelin-recommended Castle Venlaw Hotel in Scotland. Chef Barnett is certified as a Certified Working Pastry Chef by the American Culinary Federation.

Nancy Slatsky
MANAGING CHEF

Nancy’s love of cooking began at an early age, before she could reach the countertops! She went on to graduate from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Since then, she has worked in some of the finest hotels and restaurants in California and Montana. Since relocating to Jacksonville in 2001, Nancy has served as the executive pastry chef at Ponte Vedra Lodge and One Ocean Resort and as a sales consultant with a gourmet ingredient supplier. She is happy to be able to share her culinary knowledge with others at JAX Cooking Studio.

Melissa Nolan
CHEF

Melissa is a proud Jacksonville native who attended Florida State University earning a business hospitality degree and a minor in anthropology. She then went to Johnson and Wales University to fulfill her dream of becoming a chef. Melissa’s impressive culinary experience includes interning at  Thomas Keller’s famed Per Se Restaurant in NYC, and working at many of Northeast Florida’s finest restaurants. Her favorite things include coffee, bourbon, and dogs!

Hours of Operation

14035 BEACH BLVD #6
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32250

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
CLASSES FROM MORNING TO EVENING

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