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In the Kitchen Instructors

Ari Taymor

After working in Michelin-starred and James Beard-winning restaurants in San Francisco and Southern France, Chef Taymor opened his first restaurant, Alma, in…

Yaniv Cohen

Yaniv Cohen’s passion for food began at the age of 5, when he was put in charge of helping his mother cook and set the table. He grew up in Israel, but his…

Candace Walsh

After completing a degree in Finance & Accounting from Syracuse University, Candace embarked upon a career in Finance, as an asset-backed trader.  Although…

Jeffrey Brana

One of Jeffrey’s earliest food memories revolves around a one hundred year-old orange tree in his grandmother’s backyard. This tree in Central Florida, at…

Ana Sofía Peláez

Ana Sofía Peláez is a Miami-based food writer covering the spectrum of Latin American cuisine on her blog Hungry Sofia. She has been featured by the New…

Chef Norman has always been a mentor on many levels to me over the years. This culinary school is the beginning of something great and he will be again instrumental to molding today's culinary youth.
Nina Compton – Chef/Owner, Compere Lapin