My Chef Shirley's team of Chefs and Dietitians are here to help you eat the best food for the best you! Healthy living starts with healthy eating.
Shirley Scrafford RDN, CPC
Shirley Scrafford is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Chef
and Owner of My Chef Shirley LLC.
Shirley is a Certified Personal Chef, graduate of the Culinary Business Academy, a Certified Food Safety Manager, and a Registered Dietitian with 30+ years of work experience. She was honored as the "Outstanding Dietitian of the Year for 2017" by the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
She s a co-author of "Behind Their Brand-Chef Edition Vol 2" and can be purchased below.
Her affiliations include:
Corporate member of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA)
Capital Chefs Chapter of USPCA
Northern Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NVAND)
Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (VAND)
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
Nutrition Entrepreneurs Practice Group of AND
Food and Culinary Professionals Practice Group of AND
She has been a repeat guest chef on "Recipes from the Chef's Kitchen" on channel 10 in Northern Virginia. She has been a presenter at the Annual USPCA National Conferences in Washington DC and Long Beach, California and the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting in Fairfax, Virginia.
She works with the White House's Chefs Move to Schools initiative and has taught cooking classes for Williams Sonoma, Fairfax County Public Schools, and individuals and large corporate clients and groups.
"I have always loved cooking and entertaining. I am the wife of a Retired Air Force Officer and through our many travels I have learned to appreciate and prepare many international and American regional cuisines. I use fresh ingredients and love growing my own herbs. Variety is a major focus of my business as it contributes to healthy eating and provides my clients with a wide array of dining options. The old saying that "you are what you eat" is so true, so I strive to help people eat healthier so they can be healthier!"
Kim, a native of Syracuse, NY, joined My Chef Shirley in January of 2017, but has been preparing for this opportunity while raising her three always-hungry boys. She has a BS in Biology from
SUNY Albany and a MS in Pathology from Albany Medical College. Kim owned a small business in Torrance, CA called Kim’s Carrot Cake. She studied food safety at Bucks County Community
College in Newtown, PA, while an adjunct professor of Biology. She is ServSafe Certified and a member of the United States Personal Chef Association.
When not cooking, Kim is active in Boy Scouts of America, having recently been honored for her volunteer leadership with the 2017 Patriot District Award of Merit.
Scott Houghton is a lifelong professional cook. He has worked in many top-rated restaurants; opened restaurants in several cities; and managed multiple kitchens as a corporate chef du cuisine. More recently, Scott has been a private chef for a corporate headquarters and private residence in Washington D.C. which allowed him to focus almost exclusively on food, technique and the joy of cooking and hospitality. He also has experience in community outreach for healthy cooking and nutrition education. He is passionate about strengthening communities through food in all possible ways.
Scott is from Louisiana which heavily influences his cooking. He went to Baltimore International Culinary College (BICC) before returning to New Orleans where he worked, followed by Caracas, Miami and Washington D.C. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two children who are the joys of his life.
Joe Goodman is professionally trained Chef with over 10 years of experience in the Food and Beverage industry. His love for food and hospitality started at a very young age. His family owned and operated a small organic farm in Prince Georges County Maryland. His first fond food memories are of pulling fresh produce out of the earth, tending to the honeybees, and collecting freshly hatched eggs. This connection to food has only grown in Joe over the years. He loves from scratch cooking, vegetable fermentation, sour dough bread, and charcuterie. His approach to food is simple with a focus on freshness, locality, and sustainability. His off time is spent cooking lavish meals for his lovely wife and taking long hikes in Rock Creek Park with his dog Pepperoni.
Josh is a French Trained Chef with over 20 years professional experience and has a Virginia Food Handlers Management Certification. He is originally from NYC where he received his Culinary Arts degree. Josh has spent years learning and working in Michelin Star restaurants in Manhattan before becoming a private chef. He is well versed in all types of cuisines and loves cooking seasonally.
Wendy is a personal chef with 15 years of experience in the Washington DC personal chef arena, specializing in making your events and parties even more special. She is ServSafe Certified. She enjoys cooking, getting together with family and friends, and singing. She is a member of the United States Personal Chef Association and the Capital Chefs Chapter of the USPCA,