Chef Krystal Dandie

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts, General Education

chef krystal dandie
Location: Online Programs
Favorite Dish: Crab legs and old bay

"I truly enjoy cooking. Everything about making something out of nothing really intrigues me."

Chef Krystal Dandie


Chef Krystal has been a Lead Cook, Lead Garde-Manger, General Manager, and Corporate Trainer at establishments across Maryland and Georgia. She’s been featured in Voyage ATL Magazine.

Having been born in Japan, she feels connected to Asian food and culture. At an early age, she was tasked with preparing dinners for the family. When she was old enough, she enrolled in the culinary arts program through her high school. From there, her passion grew.

Krystal is also passionate about plant-based cuisine. In her spare time she owns and operates Crafty Keks, a T-shirt & branding company in Atlanta.

Video thumbnail play

Meet Chef Krystal Dandie

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ServSafe® Proctor
  • ServSafe® Instructor
  • ServSafe® Manager

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Lead Cook - Wegmans Food Market, Lanham, MD
  • Assistant Manager - Noodles & Co, College Park, MD
  • Lead Garde-Manger - Vermillion, Alexandria, VA
  • Kitchen Manger, Assistant Manager, General Manager - Au Bon Pain, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, GA
  • General Manager & Corporate Trainer - The Juicy Crab Conyers, GA


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC

Special Interests


Let's stay in touch! Get the King of Chefs email newsletter delivered to your inbox weekly. You'll get everything you need to know about culinary & pastry careers, food entrepreneurship, financing your culinary education, and more.

Email Address*