JOIN US FOR OUR 3rd ANNUAL CHEF SHOWCASE
April 8th & 9th

Saturday April 8th

2:00PM Kelsee
4:00PM Chelsea Wagner

Sunday April 9th

1:00PM TBA
2:30PM Shanna Benson
4:00PM Madame B

Chef Kelsee Major

Chef Kelsee is the creative innovative chef/owner at Auntie Dottie’s Catering as well as Chef Kelsee LLC in Sunny Miami, Florida born native to South Florida. Chef kelsee’s passion for cooking runs deep she thrives her style of cooking from her family of cooks, working in the industry and her training at the International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Earning her Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree Chef kelsee love for bringing “ Eat clean and Work out dirty” to the industry is based on her distinct discipline from losing 100 pounds and keeping it off for the past 6 years. Chef Kelsee also lends her creative fusion style to working directly under prestigious well known diverse chefs in the industry such as Chef Allen Susser and Michelle Bernstein. Chef kelsee’s amazing creative fusion style brings a hint of flare and nostalgia to the culinary industry.

Chef Chelsea Wagner

2016-Chef Chelsea WagnerChelsea Wagner (aka the Fairy Food Sister) is the culinarian and creative mind behind the food lifestyle blog & food studio Mimosas & Spice, LLC. Since 2008, Chelsea has spent over 20,000 hours teaching herself to cook at home in her own kitchen, utilizing the various internet forums and books available to learn kitchen science, flavor building, knife skills, and techniques. She was able to successfully set herself apart from the status quo of internet foodies and quickly cultivated an enthusiastic social media following based on her food photos, knowledge and helpful tips geared toward the home cook.

With her natural information junkie personality and innate cuisine know-how, she tapped into her family’s generations long tradition of owning/operating successful staple restaurants and lounges both in Freeport, Grand Bahamas Islands and Southern Florida as inspiration to leave her job as a paralegal and foray into food full-time. Utilizing a whole lot of purpose driven inspiration, Chelsea was able to snag coveted positions working the chef line and front of house at Gary Rack restaurants and the esteemed 32 East Restaurant in downtown Delray Beach, furthering sharpening her culinary skills. From there, she worked as a catering assistant for Refresh Live, Inc with renowned Chef Chad Cherry out of Ft. Lauderdale before transitioning into her own business in late 2015. She’s now built a thriving career in helping women evolve from kitchen estrangement to getting hands on and developing the necessary food knowledge and confidence to make informed food choices so they can live their very best lives, one restaurant worthy homemade dish at a time.

Shanna Benson

Shanna Benson’s passion for food and baking began in a tiny dorm room just off campus at Florida State University. Not one to eat cafeteria slop, Shanna got creative and started cooking “home cooked” meals with a forbidden hot plate and toaster oven, concocting everything from steak and mushrooms to brownie a la mode.

Several years later, stressed out and armed with every kitchen gadget known to mankind, Shanna began baking to decompress from the stress of running her own Marketing firm – often baking several hundred cupcakes in one day and bring them to clients to “butter them up.” One Wynwood client was so buttered up, they asked Shanna to enter a charity “cupcake wars” competition on their behalf, and to everyone’s surprise the amateur baker from Broward won the title award for Best Cupcake for her signature Coconut Cupcake, and was featured across the Miami Blogoshere as the underdog who surprised all.

Thousands of stress decompressing cupcakes later Benson’s Bakeshop was officially launched as a cottage industry cupcake bakery specializing in homemade goodness. In January of 2017 -thanks to the support of family, friends, coworkers and community Shanna left her job in pursuit of her ultimate dream of owning a brick and mortar shop and plans to open the doors to Benson’s Bakeshop in early 2018.

Benson’s Bakeshop currently carries of 25 flavors of cupcakes that include special dietary needs such as vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free and can accommodate orders from one dozen to 1,000.

Madame B

Madame B takes her guests on a multisensory experience. From the very beginning, minute details are put into every culinary project she takes on. Seasonal, colorful fruits and vegetables sit atop white plates to accentuate their colors and texture. Using flavors like lemon, ginger and rosemary, her dishes comprise of a fusion of spices and flavors that will make your palate salsa like summer nights in the Caribbean. Madame B’s culinary experience has taken her to many kitchens. As a self-proclaimed food enthusiast, her food will leave you lusting for more.

JOIN US FOR OUR 3rd ANNUAL CHEF SHOWCASE
April 8th & 9th

Saturday April 8th

2:00PM Kelsee
4:00PM Chelsea Wagner

Sunday April 9th

1:00PM TBA
2:30PM Shanna Benson
4:00PM Madame B