Chef Lenora Murphy

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts

Instructor Lenora Murphy
Location: Online Programs
Favorite Dish: Banh Mi

"I am a student's personal cheerleader—I will always do my best to encourage and help lift them up when it is much needed for them in their lives."

Chef Lenora Murphy

About

Chef Lenora brings a background as a Culinary & Hospitality Instructor and worked as the Prepared Foods Team Leader for Whole Foods Market.

A U.S. Veteran, having served for four years in the Army, Lenora is passionate about regional cuisine. She’s a member of the American Culinary Federation. She loves interacting with students from practically everywhere on the globe, which she believes helps her keep many things in perspective.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ServSafe® Proctor
  • ServSafe® Instructor

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Culinary & Hospitality Instructor - Stratford University, Woodbridge, VA
  • Prepared Foods Team Leader - Whole Foods Market, Northern VA
  • Culinary Arts Instructor - The Arts Institute of Washington, Rosslyn, VA

Dish Examples

Grilled Romaine Salad with Charred Lemon Vinaigrette

My go-to for a catered function is this grilled romaine salad with charred lemon vinaigrette. I refuse to put grilling in a box as a technique only to use during the warm months.

grilled romaine salad with charred lemon vinaigrette

Beet Brined Deviled Eggs

I love vibrant colors and really enjoy using them in unexpected ways, like with these beet-brined deviled eggs. I'm from the South, so this dish is part of me.

beet brined deviled eggs

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Food Service Management, Johnson & Wales University, Charleston, SC
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University, Charleston, SC

Special Interests

Crafting, pickling/jarring, and reading.

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