Jermaine Boothe
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Chef Jermaine Boothe followed his passion to Johnson and Wales University and Norfolk State University. Chef Boothe created first entrepreneurial endeavor in 2006 Balanced Life Chef Services LLC. Now Chef Boothe is able to mentor and share his motivating passion with future culinary professionals. Chef Boothe owns and operates Elite Culinary Staffing LLC, where he assists food service operations in dealing with the daunting task of hiring, training, and retaining qualified/reliable staff.



MBA, Stratford University

B.S., Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management,  Norfolk State University

 A.S., Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University



Adjunct Instructor, Stratford University, Virginia

  • Develop Lesson plans that adhere to curriculum
  • Develop comprehensive learning programs.
  • Assist with culinary advising for special events
  • Develop and implement professional development programs


Sous Chef, Nordstrom Restaurant Division, Virginia                                 

  • Effectively managed BOH scheduling to adhere with labor goal projections
  • Responsible for set up and execution of in house catered events
  • Trained new employees in accordance to company culinary and customer service standards

Director of Foodservice, Riverside Rehabilitation Center, Virginia                                  

  • Managed and developed departmental budget
  • Created/ implemented training and standardization manuals
  • Worked with dietitian, nurses, doctors, and other health care professionals to maintain patient nutritional needs


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