Chef Alisa Gaylon

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts

chef alisa gaylon
Location: Online Programs
Favorite Dish: Pizza


Chef Alisa has been an Executive Chef and Owner of a Chicago restaurant, a Training Chef, and a Restaurant Consultant, among her various positions. She was published in “The Snail: The National Magazine of Slow Food USA” and was the co-founder and Board member for Shiba Prom NFP, a non-profit that raises funds for rescued Shiba Inus and Shiba mixes throughout the U.S.

Alisa has also worked in culinary research & development, product innovation, design, and marketing, as well as consulting for hospitality and startups.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ServSafe® Manager Certified
  • ServSafe® Allergen Certified
  • ServSafe® Alcohol Certified
  • ServSafe® Instructor/Proctor

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Chef-Owner/Executive Chef - Prix Fixe Restaurant, Chicago, IL
  • Chef - Saucy Chefs Catering, LLC, Chicago, IL
  • Training Chef - Inspiration Kitchens, Chicago, IL
  • Chef Instructor - Robert Morris College, Aurora, IL
  • Chef Instructor - Le Cordon Bleu Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Assistant Professor of Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management - Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division, Pittsburgh, PA (online education)
  • Baker/Manager’s Assistant - DAN’Z Cookies, Evanston, IL


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Baking & Patisserie, Le Cordon Bleu, Chicago, IL
  • Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
  • Juris Doctor with Certificate in Health Law, DePaul University College of Law

Special Interests

I have a hobby as an aerialist and teach aerial classes at a circus school in Chicago!

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