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Chef Deanna ‘Dee’ Bossert established The Cooking Collaborative in 2016, as a vision that was brought to life after years of working as a designer and one heavily focused on her nutritional well-being. Through her own struggles, Chef Dee founded The Cooking Collaborative as an aid to help educate others about the nourishing benefits of nutrient-dense ingredients and preparation.


Prior to Dee becoming a chef she was an artist which plays a dueling role in her precision, creativity, and flare in her work. She has built her business while valuing the importance of local and natural ingredient sourcing. Her choice to focus her efforts on an array of educational-based services has given her business a proven track record of success in helping clients reach healthier and transformational milestones in their lives through food.


While Chef Dee is passionate about providing delicious meals to her clients, her passion for the arts shines through her creative collaborations as well. The Cooking Collaborative is pleased to be able to offer an array of artistic services to business clients that look for professionals in both creative spaces. Working with a strong roster of chefs, F&B experts, consultants, and designers, her team is strong in what can be envisioned and accomplished.


Chef Dee is a graduate of The Savannah College of Art and Design in Interior (Architectural) Design which she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from. After completing her degree at SCAD, she worked with construction, architecture, and interior design firms. After being a designer in stunning Miami mansions, Dee went back to culinary school at Johnson & Wales University for a degree in the culinary arts, as well as food service management. She thoughtfully removed herself as an interior designer of many Miami mansions to quickly put herself into them as a private and personal chef.

“Dee came to us by a recommendation from another chef that highly recommended her talent and work ethic. From the moment we met, I loved her demeanor, passion, and her ability to quickly come up with a plan. She has always been professional and well organized in her business and is extremely caring, easy to be around, and quickly became a part of our family. Her knowledge of nutrition and different cuisines allowed us to expand on our typical menu and similarly if I had a particular need for a special diet she was always prepared and able to execute it. As I got to know her better I was amazed at how accomplished and independent she was at her young age as a business owner and in her personal life. She is extremely versatile and capable to take on any challenge.”

Sari Shore, Miami-Based Personal Chef Client