Chef Tennille Middleton is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University. Born in Augusta, Georgia and raised in Virginia, Tennille's culinary influences are rooted in the American South. Early memories of cooking with her grandparents fueled her creativity, while travels within the US to major cities like New York, Atlanta, Scottsdale and DC have added depth to her cooking style. She enjoys preparing fusions of different international styles and incorporating love for people and food into every dish. She was a final four contestant on Fox's Hell's Kitchen. Chef, respectively, is a culinary instructor, food safety educator and proctor, personal chef and entrepreneur. Outside of the kitchen, "Chef Tee" is a happily married mother of two. She enjoys time with her family, poetry, music, learning the guitar, basketball and Batman. Her bucket list is headlined by more world travels to influence and heighten her culinary passion.