Alyssa Gorelick and Andrew Wilen met in Charlotte in Fall 2011. They began dating soon after and in December 2012 they hatched an idea. Thinking about the needs of Charlotte, Alyssa and Andrew decided to collaborate their skills as a chef and event planner/marketer respectively. So the pair decided to do what all young, newly dating couples usually do – start their own company. Since then, Alyssa Gorelick became Alyssa Wilen when they tied the knot in May, 2016.
The company’s mission is to provide a comfortable and social environment that will allow guests to enhance their skills for those who love to cook and eat well.
We believe everyone wants to cook more and live healthier. All of our classes are designed to be fun and informative. With these thoughts in mind, Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen is a true representation of both our passions. In just a few short years, Chef Alyssa's Kitchen has received local and national recognition. Best Cooking Class in Charlotte by Charlotte Magazine in 2015 and 2016. Ranked as one of the top 9 Cooking Classes in the United States by Tripping.com. In 2017, Chef Alyssa was named Top 50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte by The Mecklenburg Times. Andrew was named a Forty Under 40 recipient by the Charlotte Business Journal.