Skilled Health and Culinary Professionals
A Hands-On Experience
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.
GUEST REGISTERED DIETITIAN/NUTRITIONIST
Eleanor “Elle” Baker, MS, RD/N, LD/N is a Jacksonville based Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and the owner of Elevated Nutrition and Wellness. She excels in blending science with simple nutrition practices to help others achieve more with their health. Elle loves the creativity cooking brings and is always experimenting with new flavors. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of North Florida.
Steve Stallone is the Corporate Concept Chef with Southeastern Grocers where he is responsible for development of recipes on a company-wide level and building teams of culinary rock stars. He has extensive experience working as a chef in a variety of settings from hotels to country clubs to fine-dining restaurants. Steve is a skilled food photographer and expert fruit carving artist.
GUEST PASTRY 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.
GUEST SPEAKER, CANCER SERIES
Karen Alexander holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition, and Certifications in Oncology Nutrition and Enteral Nutrition. She is the Oncology Wellness Specialist at Ackerman Cancer Center. Karen enjoys speaking at conferences and workshops, running a nutrition and wellness blog for her patients, and writing articles for Edible Northeast Florida Magazine in which she shares recipes and information about wellness and nutrition.
CHEF, CHILD PROGRAMS
Chef Aisha Gross was born and raised Houston, Texas, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management from Johnson and Wales University. Ever since she enrolled in culinary school, she dreamed of working with children in the kitchen. According to Aisha, cooking is not only fun, but is a fundamental skill that every child should learn before leaving the nest.
Hours of Operation
14035 BEACH BLVD #6
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32250
OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Classes from morning to evening
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