Tiny Chefs Is…

Anna’s (owner) vision of Tiny Chefs had been created by combining her experience teaching young children with her passion for cooking and baking. Tiny Chef’s cooking classes and birthday parties support a proven philosophy that children deserve the opportunity to explore food, nutrition, and cooking at their individual pace of learning. Anna grew up as a child baking with her mother and trying out new recipes for friends and family. Anna continues to grow her skills through various cooking and baking classes, and cooks with her three daughters

Meet Our Team

Anna Zeccolo Reeves

CEO and Founder

Anna Zeccolo Reeves - Tiny Chefs Founder and CEO

Anna Zeccolo (Zeh co lo) Reeves, CEO and founder of Tiny Chefs Inc, and Tiny Chefs Franchise, the leading and premier recreational cooking school for kids in the DC Metro area since 2007. Anna’s MS in Reading and Literature and BS in Elementary Education supported her in the education field for over 10 years teaching children ages 5-13. Her career began in upstate New York, travelled to North Carolina and culminated in the DC Metropolitan area.

While a kindergarten teacher, Anna combined her passion for teaching along with her ravenous interest in cooking to create the concept of cooking in schools and camps as a turn key program. Her culinary adventures began by watching Food Network and attending professional cooking and pastry classes.

Anna Z Coaching was established in 2021 amidst the pandemic to provide women an opportunity to gain greater clarity around their relationships with self and others. Anna is a Certified Master Neurolinguistic Programming Coach and Hypnotherapist, worldwide. She practices Quantum Time Technique and NLP processes and integrations with her clients. She is currently studying to obtain her Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) Certification in Hypnotherapy.

Anna is a Mother of 3 girls, ages 12 and twins who are 9. Originally from upstate New York, currently residing in Maryland with her 3 girls and her 2 year old Shih Tzu.

Toni Escobedo

Operations Coordinator

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Toni joined Tiny Chefs in 2019 as a Summer Camp Instructor and ASE Instructor. At the end of the summer Toni was asked to join the admin team and in 2021 she became the operations Coordinator.

Toni has a bachelor’s degree in business management and enjoys helping to manage the Tiny Chefs Team and staff! Toni and her son Gauge love to cook and craft together, she has her own craft business – GaugeYourMood. She enjoys bringing her creative side to the team to implement new ideas to camps and classes to help make sure that all participants enjoy their time with Tiny Chefs.

“Tiny Chefs has taught me so many new things, and I love being able to see the smile on kid’s faces when they are cooking and doing the things that we as a team implemented. What I love the most about Tiny Chefs is that our small team of moms has become like sisters to me!”

Leanne Donlon

Human Resource Director
And Event Coordinator

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Leanne joined Tiny Chefs in 2021 as Human Resource Director and Event Coordinator. Her roles accentuate her degree in Human Resources, as well as Early Childhood Education. Her passion for working with children is highlighted through event planning “Planning children’s birthday parties with Tiny Chefs has been an extreme delight!”. Leanne enjoys cooking with her 3 year old daughter, and looks forward to the days her younger daughter can join them in the kitchen as a Tiny Chef too!

Tara Gesling

Sales Coordinator
and Program Development

Photo of Tara Gesling - Sales Coordinator and Program Development for Tiny Chefs

Tara joined Tiny Chefs in 2016 as an After School Enrichment Instructor, and Camp Instructor. Her love for working with children, cooking, and a background in holistic nutrition made her the perfect fit. Soon after working with the company Tara’s love for Tiny Chefs grew, which inspired her to promote this amazing program, landing her in our sales role and program developer! Tara has a degree in Music Theater from Shenandoah Conservatory, so her energetic, upbeat personality is perfect to connect with all our chefs!

Enjoli Goyal

Chief Financial Officer

As the Chief Financial Officer for Tiny Chefs, Enjoli manages the accounting and economic aspects of the Company. She oversees the accounting activities including forecasting, reconciliations, A/R, A/P, profit & loss reporting, tax compliance, and payroll. Enjoli earned a BS in Accounting & Management and a Masters in Accounting from the University of Virginia. Prior to becoming the mother of two, Enjoli was a CPA and Tax Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers in McLean, VA & Philadelphia, PA. It was her daughter’s love of cooking that brought Enjoli to Tiny Chefs and merged her personal and professional passions into one. Now thanks to Tiny Chefs, both her son and daughter have taken over the kitchen!

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