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Shani Porter

Shani Porter


Wellness in the Schools

Energetic, results-driven culinary professional seeking a challenging position as a personal chef. Bringing professionalism and skills to provide a high standard of service with immense knowledge of menu planning, recipe development, food-styling and testing.





Wellness in the Schools


As a WITS-in-residence chef, Shani has placed herself on the front lines to combat childhood obesity and promoting healthy eating within the school and the community. Shani accomplishes this by educating students and their families on the importance of eating whole, unprocessed foods, and engaging them in workshops that provide steps on how to prepare fresh meals from scratch.

St. John's University

Bachelor of Science, Business Management

Yum Yum Chefs

Sous Chef/Food Stylist

• Onsite chef responsible for kitchen setup for events and private dinner parties serving between 2-300+ guests.
• One of hundreds of applicants whose dish was selected to serve a New York inspired hors d'oeuvre, Lobster pot pie during the Super Bowl XLVIII tailgate party at MetLife Stadium.
• Perform all food preparation, cooking, and plating during events.
• Assist in recipe testing and development of menus in coherence with client needs.


Personal Chef/Food Stylist

• Partnered with Ketchum Inc., food styling for major brands such as Kikkoman, The National Honey Board, California Dried Plums, McCormick and to name a few.
• Healthy meal planner for the Garcia Companies and 7 Bucks Entertainment.
• Freelance with other Private Chef services.
• Create lip-smacking, visually appealing dishes that are used for a variety of media-based companies and chefs.
• Recipe testing, development and editing for the 71atechef blog
• Helping to create concepts, designs and samples for clients
• Using my creativity, eye for detail, experience and out of the box thinking to make it perfect