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Chef Krista Espinal

Private Chef In Knoxville

4.3/ 5
Chef Krista Espinal

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Extremely versatile chef specializing in farm to table

Chef Krista Espinal’s culinary aspirations were sown from a family rich in the culture of food and hospitality. Her professional journey started in 2006 with a deep rooted connection to culinary artistry that pushed her to excel throughout the lower Hudson Valley New York. She was trained by some of the area’s most gifted and well known chefs in cuisines ranging from Classic French to Global Fusion. Chef Krista invents her dishes by utilizing the extraordinary local farmers produce, dairy and meats and expounding on them with her incomparable personal style. Chef Krista’s intensity, dedication, and creativity are simultaneously obvious and subtle; with a thoughtful appreciation for the use of texture, flavor, and seasonality that satisfies even the most discerning of palates.

Affectionately known as “Miss Mise”, a moniker taken to express her personal belief in the French cooking term “Mise en Place” or “everything in its place”, Chef Krista Espinal was most recently the Chef de Cuisine of Yono's & dp an American Brasserie in Albany New York. Yono's has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation, Wine Spectator, Santé, DiRoNA & The American Culinary Federation among others.

Although her most recent televised media was on the Food Network as a competitor on Chopped, she can be found regularly in local culture magazines, at industry events, or teaching the basics of her style at open cooking classes.

My services

As a Private Chef, I can offer you:

Personal Chef

Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Knoxville.


I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Knoxville. You name it!

Full-time Chef

A longer stay in Knoxville? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!

Tupperware meals

If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Knoxville, count me in.

Chef Krista's reviews

4.3/ 5

Book your experience with Chef Krista

Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.