Meet the Chefs

Our top-notch faculty offers a wide variety of cooking knowledge to Cooking Studio attendees.

Diana Albanese

Diana Albanese is a cooking instructor and recipe developer who specializes in Italian home cooking. Diana has taught cooking for 25 years.

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Steven Capodicasa

Steven Capodicasa, is an award-winning graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and was recognized by the Culinary Institute of America with their “Augie Award” for outstanding per

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Paula Dugan

Paula Dugan is a former bakery owner who successfully developed and sold gluten-free cookies to large retail stores along the East Coast. She is currently a food stylist and baker.

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Julie Harrington

Julie Harrington is a New Jersey-based registered dietitian and chef, nationally recognized as a food and nutrition expert.

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Suzanne Zimmer Lowery

Suzanne Zimmer Lowery is a graduate of New School’s New York Restaurant School and Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications.

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Eileen Maher

Eileen’s love affair with cooking began at a very early age when she would cook with her grandmother. Eileen graduated from ICE in 2002.

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Eileen Mallor

Eileen Mallor wants people to experience how easy, delicious, and satisfying it can be to eat healthful plant-based dishes.

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Diane Marino

Diane Marino is an avid home cook. She started taking cooking classes at Kings Cooking Studio over 30 years ago.

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Theresa Merges

Theresa Merges has trained with prominent chefs and has participated in nationally recognized culinary programs promoting regional cuisines.

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Beth Rutland

Beth Rutland is a graduate of The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City and Bucknell University.

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Kathleen Sanderson

Kathleen Sanderson is a graduate of the California Culinary Institute. Kathleen has been teaching at Kings Cooking Studio for decades and serves as a consultant to several food companies.

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Blake Swihart

Blake discovered the business of food marketing after graduate school in nutrition and culinary training at the Culinary Institute of America.

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