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.
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.
Our professional chefs, nurses, and educators are our pride and joy. Sign up for a class to meet them today!
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.
Eleanor “Elle” Baker
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.
EXECUTIVE RESIDENT CHEF
Lisa Leonardi is well-known for her ability to reinvent recipes, both savory and sweet, creating food that is delicious, fresh, and innovative. A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, Lisa is also pursuing a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics to help guests understand the importance food choice plays in overall health. One of her great joys is teaching home chefs to be adventurous in their own kitchens.
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.
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.
GUEST SPEAKER, BREAST 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.
Hours of Operation
14035 BEACH BLVD #6
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32250
OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Classes from morning to evening
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