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

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

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

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.

Spencer Osborne

Spencer Osborne began his career at the Culinary Academy of San Francisco. He has held several notable chef positions including Executive Chef at Elk Ridge Hunting Lodge in Wyoming and owner of a well-respected restaurant and pastry shop in Los Angeles. Having attained a wealth of experience, Spencer decided to share his culinary knowledge with others entering the culinary profession. He has been a culinary instructor at La Cordon Bleu and the Virginia College Culinary Program.

Meg Price

Megan is a Jacksonville native and grew up in the kitchen with her mother and grandmothers. Baking is in her blood as her Granny was one of The Edgewood Bakery’s first cake decorators back in the 1950’s. Megan has a BA in Culinary Management and about 12 years experience working in catering, restaurants, and hotels; with extensive experience in pastry and upscale dining. Megan loves the challenge of plant-based cooking and is constantly tinkering to make all the foods she loves that way! She can’t wait to share her knowledge with you! 

Verousce McKibbin

Verousce Mckibbin is the owner of Koek Cake Baking Studio. Upon receiving a degree in Hotel Management from The Swiss Hotel School, she decided to further her culinary education specializing in Pastry. After spending her early career working in Michelin Star Restaurants and 5 star hotels in Switzerland, London, South Africa, she found herself in the USA. Her current project is Koek Cake Baking Studio, a boutique online bakery specializing in uniquely modern cakes and sweets.

Hours of Operation

14035 BEACH BLVD #6


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