Chef Jackie Abril-Carlile

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts

Instructor Jackie Abril Carlile
Location: Online Programs
Favorite Dish: Reverse-Seared Tomahawk Ribeye

"No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers."

Chef Jackie Abril-Carlile


Chef Jackie is Executive Chef and Manager at North Mountain Brewing in Phoenix, Arizona, an owner of CODA Catering, and is a Silver Medalist New York State ACF Culinary Competition in 2009.

Jackie was born and raised in upstate New York and spent most of her childhood sitting on the counter at her grandparents’ house watching her grandma make spaghetti sauce and big Sunday dinners.

Following her dream to culinary school, Jackie was accepted to Paul Smith’s College near Lake Placid, New York, where she spent four years honing her culinary skills. From there she went on to receive her master’s degree in education from NTID, and then a second Master’s in Business Administration from Argosy University.

Chef Jackie has spent time in almost every aspect of foodservice, from quick-serve to institutional to fine dining. She’s also spent the last 10 years as a culinary educator at both the high school and college levels.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ServSafe® Manager Certification
  • ServSafe® Instructor and Proctor
  • Silver Medalist - New York State ACF Culinary Competition, 2009

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Catering Chef - Elk's Lodge, Phoenix, AZ
  • District Manager - Ahi Poki, San Francisco, CA
  • Chef - LaLime's, Berkeley, CA
  • Assistant Kitchen Manager - Kennelly Family Concepts, Williams, AZ
  • Department Head and Culinary Teacher - Williams Unified School District, Williams, AZ
  • Culinary Teacher - Phoenix Day School for the Deaf, Phoenix, AZ

Dish Examples

A Good Burger

A good burger can go a long way. You can build it up to carry whatever flavors you want, and it can be adjusted to fit any flavor and palate.

cheeseburger and fries

The Garbage Plate

A reminder of home and what I ate as a kid. Made better with quality products.

the garbage plate


  • Masters of Business Administration, Argosy University
  • Masters of Science in Secondary Education, NTID, RIT
  • Bachelors of Professional Studies in Culinary Arts and Service Management, Paul Smith's College

Special Interests

I am fluent in American Sign Language, and I enjoy putting together models of cars.

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