Our Team - JAX Cooking Studio

Our Team

Our Team

Skilled Health and Culinary Professionals

JAX Cooking Studio classes are developed by professionals who are skilled at making education and cooking fun and memorable. Our team will provide you with practical tips and tons of support on your path to confidence in the kitchen.

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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 as you develop cooking skills to use in your own kitchen. 

Top Skills

Our Instructors

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

Terri Davlantes
FOUNDER

Terri utilizes her background as a registered nurse, lawyer, and higher education administrator and her love of cooking to design experiences that inspire, entertain, and educate guests. She envisioned and brought to life this collaborative space in which adults, children, families, and teams enjoy a few moments of culinary pleasure while learning to cook with whole foods. The tagline, “Gather. Cook. Enjoy.” reflects the experience guests can expect at JAX Cooking Studio.

Brazil Williams
CHEF

Brazil Williams graduated from Florida State College of Jacksonville. After graduation she pursued her culinary dreams at local establishments where she honed her craft, learning leadership skills, menu creation, and food management.  Chef Brazil loves sharing her knowledge of both pastry and savory cuisine with children and adults alike. She also has a knack for baking breads and enjoys Korean food. Come say hello! She lights up the room with her vibrant pink hair.

Melissa Nolan
EXECUTIVE CHEF

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!

 Angela DeLusa
CHEF

Angela has traveled down south after beginning her career in Massachusetts. She spent years working in pastry kitchens producing desserts for large groups of people. Angela loves teaching the small classes at JAX Cooking Studio where her fun loving personality shines through. Her family, fiancée, and pets are her biggest supporters. Make sure to experience one of Angela’s classes soon!

Vincent Murinigo
CHEF

Vinnie graduated from the The Art Institutes and shines as a chef in both pastry and savory cuisine. He has been teaching as a Culinary Instructor since 2017 and is an expert cake decorator, macaron whiz, pasta maker, and everything in-between. Chef Vinnie loves all things Disney, and you’ll often see him donning one of his many Disney aprons.  He loves sharing his knowledge through hands on classes and thrives in a Studio setting. Come take a class and ask him questions!

Kimber Young
CHEF

Kimber is a proud West Virginian that has fallen in love with the beach life in Jacksonville. She is a knowledgeable and versatile chef thanks to her time as a Pampered Chef and working in various parts of the industry. She is skilled in Asian cuisine but enjoys teaching just about anything! Chef Kimber loves her dog, long walks on the beach, and a cold drink in her hand. Come say hello to this moutain mama!

Hours of Operation

14035 BEACH BLVD #6
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32250

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
CLASSES FROM MORNING TO EVENING

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