Shayna Telesmanic has been teaching children and families how to cook through weekly classes, workshops, field trips and community events since 2010. In that time, she has established herself as “Chef Shayna” in California’s Central Valley, a cooking authority with a weekly cooking television segment and a dedicated following. She strongly believes in getting kids involved in the kitchen, building their excitement around meals and encouraging them to try and enjoy new foods. Shayna aims to simplify cooking for families and take the fear and mystery out of the kitchen. This culinary passion comes from her studies of food around the world, a childhood spent in her mother’s Italian restaurant, and her own desire to feed her family well. Chef Shayna is currently writing a book geared towards cooking with teenagers, and continues to expand her cooking class offerings as well as her media presence.



    • Chef Shayna reaches an audience of 27,000+ during her segments on Fresno’s ABC30, and has a following of over 4,000 fans (and growing) on Instagram.
    • She usually posts 2-3x per day, with frequent activity on her Instagram story daily.
    • Most of her followers are in the age group of 25-35 years old.


    Interested in partnering with Chef Shayna? She is always looking for creative ways to highlight brands and products through social media. To collaborate, please send an email to her team.