About Chef Danielle
Chef Danielle Turner knows food and entertaining. As a personal chef, cooking instructor and food writer, Chef Danielle is an expert in all things culinary. Whether it’s effortless entertaining, making classic culinary techniques accessible to beginning cooks, or writing about food in all its glory, Chef Danielle has the skill, experience and personality to bring food to life. Her company, Great Taste – A Personal Chef Service, allows Washington area diners to enjoy restaurant-quality meals in the comfort and privacy of their homes. Chef Danielle is a proud graduate of the Culinary Career Training program at L'academie de Cuisine.
Hundreds of students have enjoyed learning practical cooking skills from Chef Danielle during the many recreational cooking classes she has taught at venues like L’Academie de Cuisine, Anne Arundel Community College, Whole Foods, Sur La Table and Williams-Sonoma. She teaches the A-B-Cs of cooking on her popular cooking website Cooking Clarified. Visit her YouTube channel for instructional cooking videos.
As a food writer, Chef Danielle has penned feature articles for The Food Network Holiday Survival Guide and The Food Network Summer Grilling Guide. She has been a regular contributor to Patch.com, FabulousFoods.com and has been a guest blogger at Culinate.com,ChefsBlade.com and DivineCaroline.com. She has contributed to ChefsBest.org, where her how-to articles have covered planning a cheese tasting, creating simple place settings and increasing antioxidants in your diet. She served as Contributing Editor at Restaurant Digest, a monthly trade publication covering the foodservice industry in metropolitan Washington, D.C. and has written a monthly recipe column and feature articles on restaurants and food for the Prince George’s Gazette newspapers. As a featured chef in The Baltimore Sun’s ‘Make Over My Meal’ series, Chef Danielle developed original vegetarian recipes for a holiday meal. Her crab cake recipe is featured in Just One More Bite! More Than 150 Mouthwatering Recipes You Just Can’t Resist by The Mr. Food Test Kitchen.
Chef Danielle was the food stylist for seasons one and two of the national, PBS cooking show, Pati’s Mexican Table. Watch this video to see how Chef Danielle helped bring Pati’s beautiful food to life. She was food stylist and recipe tester for Made with Love: The Meals on Wheels Family Cookbook and her food styling tips were featured in Woman’s World Magazine. The Food Network contracted Chef Danielle as a freelance food stylist, assisting network personalities Rachael Ray of “Thirty-Minute Meals” and Giada De Laurentiis of “Everyday Italian” with live cooking demonstrations and media appearances in the Washington area. She has styled television segments for Weber Shandwick Public Relations and Dr. Wendy Bazilion, author of The SuperFoods Rx Diet. Chef Danielle styled and photographed more than a dozen images in The China Study All Star Collection Cookbook for Benbella Publishing Company.
Chef Danielle has conducted cooking demonstrations at the Tavis Smiley Road to Health Expo, the Capital Area Food Bank, Mercy Medical Center, Carroll County Hospital Center, AT Kearney, Hadco/VIKING, the National Kidney Foundation and the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. She has appeared as a guest chef on Great Day Washington, Good Day DC, 9 News at 9 with Andrea Roane, 9 News Now, Evening Exchange with Kojo Nnamdi, Fairfax County Cable’s Recipes from the Chef’s Kitchen, and Maryland Public Television’s Your Money & Business.
Chef Danielle is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier and Women Chefs & Restaurateurs. She lives and eats adventurously in the wilds of suburban DC with her husband and daughter.