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About the Chef

Chef Jennifer Cornell 

Classically trained chef Jennifer Cornell AKA The Small Chef at Large graduated from New England Culinary Institute in 1993. Originally from Vermont, she has been travelling throughout the Caribbean, Central America, and the Florida Keys for 22 years cultivating her craft within these countries.

Miss Cornell has pursued her love of the seas working as a chef on a luxury live aboard yacht throughout the Caribbean also.

Small Chef at Large Catering , a full service catering company, opened its doors in 2001 and has been successfully catering to the Keys since then.

A Brief History 

  • Provided all foodstuffs and service to Cuba with Diana Nyad and all the boats on her team to make her World Class Record of swimming from Cuba to Key West 2013
  • Hosted Walter Scheib, the former White house Chef in her kitchen and catering for a dignitary party at The Little White House 2012
  • All Food & Bar Services for The Key West Literary Seminar of 350 Guests from 2009-2013
  • Judged  The St Croix Food Festival 2011
  • Food Styling for various periodicals including Southern Living etc. 2001-2015
  • Kraft Food Services to many photo shoots of catalogs including J Crew etc. 2001-2015
  • Worked catered party featuring Hillary Clinton New Haven 1994
  • Chef  at The Russian Tea Room in New York City 1994
  • Cooked for Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead 1993