“My mission is to provide fresh, healthy, and sustainable food made with love passionately.”
As early as she can remember Chef Shalia Coburn was in the kitchen creating food with love. She always had a natural talent for cooking. A native of Tucson, Arizona and Atlanta, Georgia Shalia discovered her calling to food while working as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines. During her travels abroad she found herself in Barcelona, Spain on a private culinary tour. Little did she know that tour would serve as the catalyst she needed to move forward with pursuing a career as a professional chef.
In 2013, Shalia enrolled in the renowned L’ Académie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Maryland and embraced her new career journey with immense passion. She completed her apprenticeship at the Michelin Starred restaurant, Blue Duck Tavern in Washington, DC. Upon graduation Shalia worked for various luxury hotel brands such as The W Hotel and Kimpton Hotels.
In recent years, Shalia has worked as an Executive Chef in the corporate dining sector, managing the service of various Fortune 500 companies’ food programs and events. Her food is elegant, flavorful, and full of fresh, seasonal ingredients. She uses the plate as her canvas to display her artistic approach to each meal.
Shalia’s business, Chef B Meals formerly Chef Bernard LLC, was founded in 2007 by Chef Bernard Henry of Alsace-Lorraine, France —also a graduate of L’Académie de Cuisine. In early 2020, Chef Bernard sold his business to Shalia after mentoring her for the last 8 years. Shalia trained with Bernard on recipe development and execution, while customizing food to her client’s taste.
Customer retention and providing outstanding service is Shalia’s priority and she is dedicated to serving delicious food made with love and passion.
Chef Shalia Coburn–Chef Bernard, LLC.