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My name is Jennifer Corporan, also known as Chef Lioness, La Leona.  After 9 years in the human services field, I stepped out on faith in July of 2017 to pursue my passion for the world of culinary in NYC. Since then, I have worked daily to build the Chef Lioness brand. Guided by my ancestors and culinary school graduate of 2016.  In 2018 I began my first employment in the food industry within corporate dining and quickly learned I was meant to be an Entrepreneur. Lioness Cuisine LLC provides an array of culinary experiences.

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In May of 2019, a fellow creative took a chance and leapt with me into a food service venture that allowed me to have my first brick and mortar – Dancin Tastebuds – making me the first Dominican-American female chef to cook in a deli in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Nine months in, the New York Post published an article recognizing me as the “Deli Influencer".  On March 20th COVID closed us down. Since then, the Dancin Tastebuds  brand represents food and fitness through Chef Lioness Vibes Dance Therapy and Zumba con La Leona.   

My mission is to create and deliver a memorable experience through food, love, music, culture, fitness, knowledge, and laughter, as a collective with all I do. To inspire you with the courage to not be afraid to start from scratch at any point in your life you may need to. Lastly, to create a space where health and wellness are priority.  

Since 2021, the Chef Lioness brand has expanded to other states and most recently, internationally. All booking information for Dominican Republic, Punta Cana 2025 is coming soon.  

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