About the Chef
Shelley Nachum, a Florida resident for 34 years, holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration/marketing from Northeastern University, as well as a certificate from the Culinary Business Academy, where she received training in the business side of being a personal chef. A self-taught home chef, Shelley has attended several cooking classes at Jean-Pierre’s Cooking School in Ft. Lauderdale, and while living in New Mexico on a two-year sabbatical, Shelley became intrigued with the flavors of the Southwest, and attended cooking classes at Jane Butel Cooking School and Santa Fe School of Cooking.
Shelley is a member of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA). As a subcontractor for Chefs USA, she has conducted cooking demos for The Fresh Market and wine sampling for Total Wine.
Shelley holds the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certification, which is nationally recognized and regarded as the highest standard in food safety training. Shelley has also completed the GREAT Kitchens Training (Gluten-free Resource Education and Awareness Training) provided by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.
An entrepreneur since 1989, Chef Shelley has spearheaded and grown various businesses. “One of my strengths is identifying needs and providing solutions while incorporating my creativity, knowledge and experience to help others achieve their goals.” An avid reader on health and nutrition, Shelley's focus is on preparing healthy meals, using the best quality ingredients, to help her clients with time management, weight management, and bringing family back to the dinner table.
In 2010, Shelley attended First Lady Michelle Obama’s launch of “Chefs Move to Schools,” an initiative with the objective of solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. Shelley participates in the Palm Beach County School District’s biannual health fairs by introducing students to fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods through sampling and ediucational displays.
Shelley strongly believes in giving back to the community and donates 10% of her sales to the Caring Kitchen food kitchen/pantry in Delray Beach, and volunteers her time with Make-A-Wish Foundation.
In her free time, Chef Shelley reads a wide variety of cooking and health magazines; works out at the gym and spends quality time with her Havanese, Chloe. Additionally, Shelley is an award-winning photographer who has sold her work at several art shows.