2019 Chef roster
Chef Dayana Joseph | May 15
Chef Day is a French and Italian gourmet cuisine trained chef from Haiti. Trained under the direct mentorship and tutelage of Michelin Star Chefs experienced in Fine dining and fast casual dining; nutrition and culinary instruction. Her insatiable curiosity and passion for fine dining allows her to blend fresh and bold ingredients with tactful culinary techniques to create nutritious, flavorful and artfully plated dishes often inspired by her Caribbean roots.
Chef Brittney ‘Stikxz’ Williams | June 19
A New Yorker of Jamaican decent, Chef Brittney 'Stikxz' Williams implements her Caribbean influence in all her cooking. Staying true to her roots and love for all cuisines, she uses her techniques to create a melting pot of dishes. Chef Brittney believes that cooking should be shared with everyone. There are no boundaries when it comes to sitting down with others having great conversations and laughs over a meal created with love. Out of many, one people.
Chef Jahvel Fraser | July 17
Chef Jahvel (of Queens, NY) grew up loving art, technology and food. As a child, he watched his grandmother move effortlessly in the kitchen and with little ingredients, she always made something out of nothing. Hailing from Barbados, his grandmother shared a few secret recipes with him that continue to influence his signature style. Years later, after graduating culinary school, Chef Jahvel launched two successful catering companies, and worked in countless restaurants around New York City. In his latest culinary business, J.V.F. Pantry, focuses on motto: food is love.
Chef Kathleen O’Brien Price | Sept. 18
Chef Kathleen is a sunshine filled soul from Southern California. Following graduation from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) and Le Cordon Bleu, she landed a job in the house of Will and Jada Smith, where she was affectionately nicknamed ‘Chefleen.’ Chef Kathleen has served as a private chef for high profile clients for the past nine years and runs her own catering company. In 2018 Kathleen became a Food Network Chopped champion and began her current labor of love, Real Life Cooking with Chefleen, a live-streamed show where viewers can cook along in real time as they learn basic cooking skills. Her cooking style is healthy, accessible, and she is grateful her career is fulfilling and delicious in the best possible way.
Chef Roshara Sanders | Nov. 14
Before graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Roshara was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the 4th Engineer Battalion. When Roshara returned stateside she joined the 395th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and was allowed to cross train as a food supply specialist. She holds Campaign Medals from Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a a Navy/Marine Achievement Medal. On November 11, 2015, Roshara was featured on a special Veteran’s Day episode of Food Network’s hit show Chopped, which included military vets from the Army, Marines, Air Force, and Navy. Chef Roshara was the winner of the competition. From service in Iraqu and Afghanistan to dinners at the prestigious James Beard House, Chef Roshara is one to watch.
Experience #008 featuring Chef Wierdo
Experience #007 featuring Chef Mikail Sayeed
Experience #006 featuring Chef Jahvel Fraser
Experience #005 featuring ‘Chef Wierdo’
Experience #004 featuring Melody’s Kitchen
Experience #003 featuring Melody’s Kitchen
Experience #002 featuring NYFW Favorites
Experience #001 featuring a Taste Test