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. 

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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.

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.

Nancy Slatsky
EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF

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.

Jasper Cunningham
CHEF

Jasper grew up in the culinary industry and pursued his dreams to be a chef at an early age. He spent time in Savannah, Georgia, working at some of the finest establishments like The Public and Savannah Fresh Catch Seafood. He excels in Asian cuisine but also boasts knowledge in Italian, Southen, French, and more. Chef Jasper loves spending his spare time in the outdoors and being creative inside and outside of the kitchen.

Kimber Young
CHEF

Kimber is a proud West Virginian that has fallen in love with the beach life in Jacksonville. She is a knowleadgable 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!

Melissa Nolan
EXECUTIVE SAVORY 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!

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, pasta maker, and everything in-between. Chef Vinnie loves sharing his knowledge through hands on classes and thrives in a Studio setting. Come take a class and ask him questions!

Hours of Operation

14035 BEACH BLVD #6
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32250

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
CLASSES FROM MORNING TO EVENING

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