Chef Jacquie is passionate and committed to sharing her knowledge and expertise so that people who enjoy food can take their senses to new heights. Guests can trust Chef Jacquie to lead them to where their hearts, minds, and mouths will open wide to experience the culinary delights that await them one bite at a time. Epicureans who desire luxurious food seasoned with knowledge and communicated with a sense of fun and humor will love touring with Chef Jacquie. She brings the magic richness of food to the ultimate culinary seeker – the Foodie.
Trained at the prestigious Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Chef Jacqueline Peccina-Kelly is a professional chef dedicated to providing her clients with a premier gastronomic adventure.
Chef Jacquie’s charismatic enthusiasm for food and fun is coupled with a deep culinary knowledge. Her captivating style entertains the entire group during her tours. Chef Jacquie’s intimate relationships with shop owners, restaurateurs, and culinary colleagues enhance the experience of her guests. A tangible magic comes through the heavenly tastes revealed during the journey. Chef Jacquie and her vendors welcome guests so that they feel part of the family. Being bilingual, Chef Jacquie can communicate with a vendor or guest whose only language is Italian and then translates their sentiments.
Her love affair with food and culture began in early childhood, exposed to a blend of Northern and Southern Italian cultures and cuisine. Everyone in her family cooked traditional Italian food; Chef Jacquie’s decision to become a professional chef exposed her to dishes from all over the world.
Chef Jacquie is the most enchanting guide for Foodies, the connector that introduces Foodies to their idols, the catalyst that creates memorable culinary experiences. With extensive first-hand knowledge, she answers questions about food, its history, symbolism, magical property, and a philosophy that strives to balance quality versus quantity. She shares her passion for food with others who seek deeper knowledge about the foods they love and want to meet. She likes introducing epicurean devotees to foods they never had before. She’s considered the hostess with the mostest in the Philadelphia area and Sicily. Chef Jacquie leads clients beyond the conventional by making innovative flavors and ingredients accessible.
When you share Chef Jacquie’s excitement for food and travel, you’ll never look at food the same way.