ABOUT CHEF MEL
Chef Mel in a sentence—a Cuban heritage and a Middle Eastern romance blended with a love of travel. Japan, France, Jamaica, Venezuela, Italy, Jordan, Croatia and Cuba to name a few of the cultures of the world that inspire Chef Mel to create and share colorful, visionary cuisine.
Formally trained in the culinary arts, Chef Mel continually strives to remain ahead of the trends. With an Associate’s degrees in both Applied Science and Arts, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership, Chef Mel is well-poised to help you achieve success in your business, hospitality, dinner party and/or culinary arts.
As an Associate Professor/Chef Instructor, Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at The Hotel at Kirkwood, Chef Mel has flourished in all areas of hospitality management. A master at building relationships on every level—students, local farmers, industry-leading Chefs, industry business experts, and most importantly, customers—Chef Mel is your pathway to excellence in this wide world of culinary delight.
COOK WITH CHEF MEL
Chef Mel shares her secret recipes and will inspire you to create your very own visionary cuisine.
TRAVEL WITH CHEF MEL
Join Chef Mel as she shares her love for travel and cultural adventures from around the world.
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CONNECT WITH CHEF MEL
You can say that food, culture, learning, teaching, friendship and family are my passions. I would love to connect with you to discuss how I can help you create your culinary vision.
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