Tasty Deliciousness





 A Culinary Pedigree Bar None...

American Culinary Federation Certified Culinarian

Certified Food Protection Manager/ServSafe Certified

Culinary Arts Instructor at the Randy Rayburn School of Culinary Arts

Summa Cum Laude Graduate of the Randy Rayburn School of Culinary Arts at Nashville State

Trained by American Personal and Private Chef Institute

Active member of:

  • American Culinary Federation - Middle Tennessee Chapter
  • American Personal and Private Chef Association
  • National Restaurant Association

Melissa Standley is the classically trained executive chef/co-owner of Tasty Deliciousness Personal Chef Service.  After spending years in higher education using her psychology degree counseling health professions students, she decided to follow the advice she always gave her students - find your passion and pursue it!  And she realized she was crazy passionate about all things culinary.

Realizing it's never to late to do what you love, she moved to Tennessee to attend the Randy Rayburn School of Culinary Arts in Nashville.  After earning her Culinary Arts degree, she decided to combine her love of helping people and her love of cooking and Tasty Deliciousness Personal Chef Service was born.

"Being a personal chef is so rewarding. You get to know the people you're cooking for - you're not just putting together a dish that is going to an unknown customer at table 10.  You know that the chorizo stuffed chicken breast Mr. B. loves reminds him of his time in Spain. You know the Weight Watchers recipes you make for Mrs. G. has helped her lose 75 pounds.  You know that the Paleo menu you created for your professional athlete client is going to help him perform at peak levels.  It's not just food I work with - it's food that satisfies us mind, body, and soul."

Chef Melissa