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!"
My Chef Shirley affiliations include:
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.
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.
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.
Donna Alisa Hawkins completed her Culinary Training at the Hospitality and Tourism Institute PGCC WORKS Prince George’s Community College, in Largo, Maryland. Prior to becoming a Personal and Private Chef she worked for twenty plus years in the government and private sector. After years of joyless work that didn’t feed her soul, she finally stepped out on faith and decided to fully pursue her bliss and become a personal and private chef. Food has always been a constant presence and passion in her life and now she is giving it her full focus.
She states "People often ask me what’s my specialty and my response has always been…”I just love to cook-what can I cook for you?” I don’t limit myself or you as a client by clinging onto one specific style or flavor profile. I like to experience it all. As I was given the opportunity to travel at a young age, my fascination for different cultures and their foods has always kept my palate poised for the many nuances one can find across the globe. I also like to bake so not only can I make you dinner, I can prepare a delectable dessert as well! My culinary portfolio is vast from French, Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, American, West Indian, Indian, Asian, West African, South African, German, Persian, Egyptian, Spanish, Vegan and Vegetarian cuisines to name a few. So, let’s take your taste buds on a fantastic voyage."
She is a certified ServSafe Food Safety Manager.