Therese Nelson is a chef with a little over 10 years exeperience in the culinary industry. Beginning her career at Johnson and Wales University Therese graduated suma cume ladue with degrees in culinary arts and hospitality management. She has worked in some of the country’s most beautiful luxury hotels from Four Seasosn to Orient Express where she was able to hone her skills and establish her own culinary philosophy.
In 2006 Therese met Joan A. Davis, Jeniece Isley, and Shakara Bridgers as they were putting together their first cookbook The Get Em’ Girls Guide to the Power of Cuisine and had a role in the book as recipe consultant. The women formed a friendship and soon began discussions about how to translate their passion for food and the spirit of the cookbook into a larger brand, and so Get Em’ Girl Inc. was born. As Executive Chef of the Harlem, NY based company Therese has crafted a soulful take on New American cuisine through seasonal and thoughtful menus that have come to serve as a catalyst to promote an overall lifestyle brand that represents the young, socially conscious, urban professional.
Joining the team full time in October 2008 Therese has also become food editor of getemgirls.com , is working with the ladies on their third cookbook, and is growing the scope of Get Em’ Girls Catering.
Therese is currently balancing single life in the city with her work with the Get Em’ Girls and organizing Black Culinary History, a project dedicated to connecting this generation’s minority culinary student with its past in a substantive and inspirational way.