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


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


  • 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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