New York Women's Culinary Alliance

Member Showcase:
Rhadia Hursey


Chef Rhadia’s appreciation and gift for cooking come from the many stops of her adventurous life as a military dependent.  Born in Champaign, Illinois but raised on military bases in areas as culturally diverse as California, Florida, and Washington DC. Her time there exposed her to different flavors and cultures through food and ignited a lifelong culinary passion.

Rhadia has earned degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, and The Center for Culinary Education at Chattahoochee Technical College.

Rhadia started her culinary career as a personal chef in Atlanta. In 2010, she started her own personal/private chef business. Many of her clients practiced the Paleo lifestyle. Unfamiliar with Paleo, Rhadia learned everything about this diet and quickly became known as the Paleo chef around town. In 2013, Rhadia relocated to New York City, where she worked as a chef for various events such as the New York City Wine & Food Festival. Rhadia has worked in healthcare as a chef for Archcare, and Mt. Sinai Hospital, and has worked as a chef consultant for Center Light Healthcare. Rhadia currently works as a private chef in New York City and the Hamptons.

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