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Alyssa Wilen

Alyssa Wilen

Growing up in Charlotte, NC Chef Alyssa has been involved with cooking nearly her entire life. A 2005 graduate of the Art Institute of Charlotte, Chef Alyssa’s professional career has taken her to Italy and several restaurants in Charlotte that range from upscale restaurants, a country club to small intimate dining.  In 2011, she was named the opening Executive Chef of Fern, which was named Best New Restaurant in Charlotte later that year. 

In 2013, Chef Alyssa opened Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen inside of Atherton Market in South End. Focusing on using healthy, local and sustainable ingredients Chef Alyssa teaches hands-on cooking classes covering a variety of cuisines and ability levels. 

In 2018, Chef Alyssa expanded into a new facility in lower South End Charlotte to add corporate catering, family table meals and a Saturday brunch to go along with increased cooking classes for adults and kids. She has received numerous awards and recognition on a local and national level along with regular local television appearances.  Chef Alyssa is verified on twitter (@chefalyssaclt).

 Recent achievements 2020, 2021

  • Food & Wine Magazine and Parade Magazine named Chef Alyssa as one of the top virtual cooking classes in the country.
  • Partnered with Our State Magazine for a 6 episode cooking show
  • Selected by ESPN College GameDay as the guest chef in Charlotte
  • Named a recipient of Top 25 Women in Business from Charlotte Business Journal
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