Chef Kareen Linton

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts

Chef Kareen Linton
Location: Online Programs
Favorite Dish: Roast Duck

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Chef Kareen Linton


Chef Kareen is the CEO of A Dash of Coco, LLC. She is a recipient of multiple awards, including Disciple d’Escoffier, National Cutting Edge Award #6 by American Culinary Federation (ACF), and Top 100 Leaders in Education Award 2020 by Global Forum for Education and Learning (GFEL).

Kareen is being honored at the world’s leading Health 2.0 Conference in Dubai with the “Outstanding Leadership Award.” She has also been selected to be a Keynote Speaker at the conference in March 2022.

She is also an international public speaker, which has allowed her to share her journey with people in the United States, India, Philippines, Singapore, England, Scotland, and South Africa.

Additionally, Chef Kareen is on the Advisory Board of Les Peters Academy, (True Core Behavioral Solutions), which is a juvenile programs for girls.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification
  • Top 100 Leaders in Education Award 2020 - Global Forum for Education and Learning (GFEL)
  • Advisory Board Member - Les Peters Juvenile Academy
  • Disciples of Escoffier
  • La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
  • National Cutting Edge Award #6 - American Culinary Federation (ACF)
  • 1st Female 2nd VP - ACF, Atlanta Chefs Association
  • Co-Chair - Chef to Child Foundation

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • CEO - A Dash of CoCo LLC, Tampa, FL
  • Chef Presenter - Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Orlando, FL
  • Chef Educator - Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Atlanta, GA
  • Hostess - Windows on the World Restaurant, New York, NY
  • Reservations & Small Group Party Coordinator - NY Plaza Hotel

Dish Examples

Codfish Tacos with a Citrus Vinaigrette

Roasted Chicken with a Decadent Pan Sauce

Roasted chicken leg and thigh with a decadent pan sauce, served with roasted multicolored baby potatoes and a bouquet of fresh herbs and edible flowers. Potatoes, flowers, and hearts are from Farmer Lee Jones, who is a member of Escoffier's International Advisory Committee.


  • Associates in Occupational Science, Le Cordon Bleu of Culinary Arts

Special Interests

Home decor and fashion design (I was a fashion designer in the entertainment industry for celebrities).

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