About Jennel

Growing up in the coastal southern town of Gloucester, Virginia and following in her father’s footsteps as a chef, Jennel’s natural affinity of the sea, sailing and food led her to a life of cooking on the open ocean. Jennel has prepared food for high-profile clients on prestigious sailing and motor yachts, in their homes, on private aircraft and corporate settings. Most recently, she became a landlubber and has continued her culinary career in the Bay Area of California, Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Jennel has been a private chef for over 20 years and has received formal culinary training at the acclaimed Institute of Culinary Education in New York City receiving diplomas in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management. She has studied privately with esteemed chefs in Thailand, Greece, Spain and Mexico and has worked in top restaurants in New York City,  San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Antigua, West Indies. Jennel brings these experiences, along with many years in floating galleys, onto your private yacht, vacation villa, or home; creating a five-star dining experience.


Tel: 401.339.5899  |  Email: jennel@jenneltiller.com


"People who love to

eat are always

the best people."

Julia Child



Little bites to start cocktail hour right!

To Start & Mains

Menu suggestions to make your fête fabulous. Or request your own!


A sweet finish to your soireè.


Jennel takes great pride in her work and her attention to detail is unsurpassed. To her, making people happy with the food that she creates is the most important part of being a chef.

Jennel Tiller has more than 20 years of chef experience in restaurant and private settings, providing 5 star food and service to her clients. She is versed in many cuisines as well as food intolerance and lifestyle diets. Jennel offers a variety of services, including, but not limited to; dinner parties, diet specific menus, event planning, drop-off meal services, cooking classes and simple chic wedding cakes. She emphasizes on using fresh, organic, local ingredients and is very receptive to any feedback and requests that are given to her. Jennel likes to poke fun that her attention to cleanliness is as keen as her cooking skills and she respects every client's property and privacy. 


Whether it is evening hors d’oeuvres for 100, a formal dinner for 30, a business luncheon, bridal shower, family supper, intimate dinner for two, or whatever your fancy, Jennel will make sure that you have the ultimate dining savior-faire.


Her food was worthy to record in the passage book.

Client, owner 88 meter sailing yacht

Jennel is a very focused professional and an extremely           talented chef who always goes above and beyond!

Client, Sausalito, California

Jennel's dishes are honest, clean, yet complex and                          are made with purpose and passion.

Client, Newport, Rhode Island

At Your Service

Tel: 401.339.5899 |  Email: jennel@jenneltiller.com





Tel: 401.339.5899  |  Email: jennel@jenneltiller.com


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