Chef Abyssinia was born in New York and raised in Florida. At a very young age she began cooking & knew it was what she wanted to do. After joining a culinary arts program in high school, Abyssinia went on to college to receive a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts & food service management at Johnson & Wales University. During her time at Johnson & Wales she also studied fine pastry arts & studied wine abroad at Deutsche Wein sommelier school in Germany. Chef Abyssinia has trained in some of the best restaurants & hotels in which has granted her knowledge in a wide range of cuisines & cooking styles. She has the ability to cater various styles of events & accommodate dietary restrictions.
After working in the food service industry for 10 years, Abyssinia established a Personal Chef & Catering company which services families & business establishments in NYC & its surrounding area. Abyssinia & her team of talented hospitality professionals host various events throughout the city, cater to in home dinner parties, cooking classes & much more. She specializes in Caribbean & American comfort food and diversifies her dishes by incorporating healthy alternatives & using local farm fresh ingredients. Today Chef Abyssinia continues to focus all of her passion into her company.