What We Do
We hope you’ll join us in our kitchen for a fun and delicious event. We offer cooking classes, private parties, team building opportunities, and summer camps. We can teach up to 10 guests in our comfortable demonstration kitchen or can come to you, to teach in your corporate or club setting.
Our Chef and Owner
As a farmer’s daughter Jessica Bright McMullen learned the importance of knowing and growing what you eat. She also learned that food makes people happy and knew that it was going to be her life’s work. Over the years Jessica has enjoyed working with some pretty spectacular people in the hospitality business. You can find more about her background on her blog but she has worked as a chef in a variety of roles including at restaurants, on radio, on tv, and has even written a few cookbooks. Through all of this her focus remains on food and how it relates to people. She realized years ago that teaching is what she enjoys most.
Jessica believes that there is no better dining establishment than your very own kitchen table. She opened KitchenAble in 2014 to share her passion for food in a way that will encourage you enjoy your own kitchen table and help you create a comfortable and delicious environment for your family and friends.
Jessica first moved to Tallahassee to attend the Florida State University and their College of Hospitality Administration. She loved the beautiful trees, gentle hills, farms, and small-town community that reminded of her home in North Carolina. Walt Disney World recruited her to Orlando then she moved for other jobs to Williamsburg, VA, Lake Tahoe, and Jacksonville, FL. However she remembered the beauty of Tallahassee and finally convinced her husband (from Honolulu) that they should move here in 2013. Since then their growing family has really enjoyed life here. Jessica says, “The most wonderful part is the incredibly rich agricultural community here in our backyards with so many farms, so much fresh, fabulous, local food. It is truly a delicious place to live!”
Our Class Schedule
We offer public cooking classes most Tuesday nights; from April until October. November through March, our schedule is heavily booked with private catering as Jessica fulfills her seasonal role as a personal chef.
During the summer we are happy to host our very popular cooking camps for kids. For over 20 years Jessica has shared her enthusiasm for food with young chefs each summer. We announce our camp schedule in the spring (usually by spring break).
We are also available on a limited basis for private parties and events throughout the year. Please email us if you have a specific request or are interested in booking a private cooking class.
Our cooking classes are hosted in a beautiful historic house that is listed on the local historic registry. Please book your reservation or schedule with us before visiting. In addition to cooking classes we also offer accommodations in our guest cottage/Bed and Breakfast- Briarcliffe Cottage.
When you arrive for class please park in our circle drive, on the street in front of our house, or in the parking lot of the pre-school next door (after 6pm). Please do not block the straight driveway to the left of the main house- or park in our neighbors’ yard.
KitchenAble Cooking School
967 Briarcliff Rd,
Tallahassee, FL 32308 (850)264-2308