Name: Jennifer Denlinger, M.Ed., CCC, CHEP
Present Employment: Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
Previous Employment: Walt Disney World, The Wine Cellar Restaurant
- Won Peoples Choice and a Gold Medal at the first ever Green, Local and Sustainable Mystery Basket Competition in Deland, FL
- Chargée de Presse Provincial- Chaine des Rotisseurs
- 2014 Julia Child independent research study grant recipient issued by the Culinary Trust
Schooling/Training: M.Ed. American Intercontinental University, B.S Hospitality Management. University of Central Florida. ACF Apprenticeship Disney’s Culinary Academy. PhD in Progress- Educational Leadership. Trident University International
Mentor Chefs: Chef Reimund Pitz, Chef Marianne Hunnel
How did these Chefs impact your career? Inspire me to go further, and always push the boundaries
What are your favorite dishes to prepare? Anything fresh and seasonal. Pies, braised dishes, craft cocktails, Fruit based desserts, Farm fresh veggies
What are your favorite foods to eat? Everything!
What is your favorite cookbook? Culture and Cuisine by Linda Citvallo – Well, it’s more of a reading book…
Ingredients you could not live without? Tomatoes, Garlic, Butter, anything fresh and seasonal!
What gives you pleasure on the job every day? Watching other people discover new marvels in the world of cooking and food.
What was your worst disaster in the kitchen? Hollandaise sauce and I don’t get along…
How did you turn it around? Just keep whisking, just keep whisking…
What advice do you have for new Culinarians? Follow your passion, and learn something new every day – no matter what!
Jennifer’s Website: www.FloridaChef.net Looking at Florida’s Commodities, and how Fresh From Florida Cuisine is Fresh, Seasonal, and Fabulous