Melnificent Wingz LLC

Melnificent Wingz LLC

5.0(1 review)


Enthusiastic about cultural cuisines, Chef Mel believes that the best way to learn about a culture is to join them in their kitchen. Raised in Memphis, Tennessee she began cooking alongside her mother at the age of twelve, but recently unlocked that young passion and made it a career. She is currently a private chef and owner of a pop up restaurant called Melnificent Wingz. Chef Mel has been featured in numerous publications including Complex Magazine, Infatuation LA, and Yelp. She has also been featured on ABC's Supermarket Sweep, Spectrum 1 News, Tastemade's Frankie vs The Internet, & Food Network's first vegan competition show, "It's CompliPlated." She has graced the palates of some of your favorite entertainers including: Tracee Ellis Ross, Marsai Martin, Larenz Tate, Kym Whitley, Jonathan McReynolds, Jenifer Lewis, KevOnStage and many more. Her brand partnerships include McDonald's, One Hope Wine, and Extraordinary Families Foster & Youth Agency. She has also showcased her talents live at the 2022 KJLH Womens Health Expo & Western Food Service & Hospitality Expo. With a smile and personality that can't help but charm you, Chef Mel's unorthodox, soulful and memorable southern fusion dishes will give you a hug from the inside out.

After finding her late mothers cookbooks and hand-written recipes, Chef Mel knew that she had to get back to her first love, so she took a closer look at pursuing her passion for cooking. Dedicated to learning everything about her craft, in spring of 2015, while still working in production, she enrolled in night culinary classes at The New School of Cooking. While there, Chef was selected to lead her classmates for the graduation lunch; she assisted various chefs with their demos, and her photo is still used in promotional materials for the annual Women’s Chef & Restaurateur event hosted by the school.

When she’s not at a culinary event or testing cultural spices, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering her time to mentor youth at the Extraordinary Families Foster Care & Adoption Foundation, and finding the best chicken wing places worldwide. With a smile and personality that can’t help but charm you, her courageous story of triumph, strength, and love is the drive behind her passion for cooking. Her greatest pleasure will always be bringing people together around over comfort food.


Hired 1 time
1 employee
6 years in business
Serves Los Angeles , CA

Payment methods

Credit Card, Paypal, Stripe, Zelle


Level of service

Standard (basic ingredients), Premium (high end ingredients)

Additional services

Dessert, Non-alcoholic drinks, Alcoholic drinks, Coffee or tea


Breakfast or brunch, Lunch, Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres, Dinner

Kitchen onsite

Full kitchen (oven, stove, refrigerator, sink, and utensils), Partial kitchen (fridge and sink only), No kitchen

Serving style

Plated meal, Buffet, Food stations, Family style, Small bites/Passed appetizers

Event type

Wedding, Birthday or anniversary party, Dinner party, Corporate event, Bridal or baby shower, Graduation party, Outdoor event, Holiday party, School event, Fundraiser, Funeral

Venue type

Banquet hall or ballroom, Conference or convention center, Concert hall, Outdoor venue, Office, School, Home, Community center, Religious or spiritual space

Full service or drop-off

Full service, Drop off only

Guest count

Fewer than 20 guests, 20 – 29 guests, 30 – 39 guests, 40 – 49 guests, 50 – 59 guests, 60 – 69 guests, 70 – 79 guests, 80 – 89 guests, 90 – 99 guests, 100 – 124 guests, 125 – 149 guests, 150 – 200 guests

Budget per person

$35 – $50, $50 – $75 (wedding avg.), $75 – $100 (wedding avg.), $100 – $150, More than $150, Customer isn't sure about budget


American - casual, American - formal, Italian, Barbecue, Mexican or Latin American, American - Southern, Asian, French, Vegan

Additional supplies needed

Plates, utensils and glasses, Disposable plates, utensils, and cups, Paper napkins, Cloth napkins, Serving and warming equipment, Table décor

Photos and videos

  • Reviews

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    ryan B.

    Mel made our anniversary dinner both special and incredibly tasty. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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    October 16, 2023

    Services offered

    Personal Chef