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Vaughn Crenshaw

Celebrity Chef Vaughn Crenshaw has worked with clients that span from Queen Latifah to the New York Jets’ Bart Scott. Pairing his extensive experience working with celebrities, Chef Vaughn can also be seen on Food Network’s  “Chopped” and “Beat Bobby Flay”. While Chef Vaughn is a natural in front of the camera, behind the camera he dedicates his time mentoring at the Paterson Adult & Continuing Education program. 


Vaughn holds two degrees from the prestigious Johnson & Wales University. With an associate’s degree in Culinary Arts along with a bachelor’s degree in Food Service Management, he fuses rustic and contemporary cooking styles. Vaughn pulls much of his culinary inspiration from his Paterson, New Jersey roots. Giving back is of utmost importance to Vaughn, and post graduation he orchestrated a job fair and free food for the residents of his hometown. Along with various philanthropic endeavors Vaughn is overly passionate about, he has been Executive Chef for restaurants helping several become award winning. Chef Vaughn believes that food can be a common ground that brings people together, and he actively seeks out opportunities that are rooted in the same mentality. 


Culinary Experience

Sous  Chef | Saddle River Inn  - New Jersey

Executive Chef  | Dino’s Restaurant - Harrington Park, New Jersey

Executive Chef | Pearl - Ridgewood, New Jersey

Assistant Chef | Stony Hill Inn - Hackensack, New Jersey

Chef de Cuisine | Bacardi Grill - Township of Washington, New Jersey

Chef de Cuisine | Khloe Bistro - Fort Lee, New Jersey

Chef de Cuisine | Eros Cafe - East Rutherford, New Jersey