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Amanda Beck

Chapter President

Company: Chic Atlanta Chef LLC




Chef Amanda is an extremely creative, innovative, and passionate Personal Chef in the Atlanta area. Her favorite part of the job is building relationships & pleasing palates with her exclusive clientele. She is well acclimated with all dietary restrictions such as Vegan, Gluten-Free, Whole30, Paleo, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, Weight Watchers, Mediterranean, 21 Day Fix, Beach Body, +many others & all allergies.


She offers in-home personal chef services on a weekly basis (drop off services are available), plated dinner parties & events, special occasion dinners, & catering events.  

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Sue Snape

Chapter Treasurer

Company: Leaf and Loaf LLC

Phone:  770-856-4690

City: Marietta, GA

Serving: Marietta, East Cobb, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Marietta, Milton, Buckhead, Brookhaven

After spending 16 years in the creative Medical Illustration and Animation Industry, I was no longer happy and it was time for a change. I quit my job and went to Culinary School at 40 with two small kids at home. It’s never too late! I earned my culinary arts degree at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta and then spent the next five years as the Chef and Kitchen Manager at a Cafe’ Restaurant in Buckhead. 


Leaf and Loaf is where I create beautiful, delicious and nutritiously dense and whole food plant-based dishes for my personal chef and catering clients. My work specializes in many aspects of medical diets as well as gluten free, dairy free, plant-based and I love to create with clean, simple and beautiful ingredients.


My other company is an education one called Fun with Food. I teach classes to kids of all ages to help motivate, educate and inspire them to eat real food. I. LOVE. IT. You can find me teaching classes at the Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Hospital, The Diabetes Teaching Kitchen at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and other fun venues like local farms, churches and people’s homes. 


I am a member of Georgia Organics, Slow Food, the national and local chapters of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA) and I am ServSafe® Certified with a food safety management certificate administered by the National Restaurant Association.


I believe in treating all people with dignity and respect, reducing food waste, feeding the hungry, sheltering the unhoused and just being kind. My work is very enjoyable and I am super fun to be around. Contact me and let’s see if we’re a good fit for one another!


Thomas Numprasong

Chapter Secretary

Company: Temo Foods LLC

Phone: 404-423-5971

City: Peachtree Corners, GA

Serving: Greater Metro Atlanta

Chef Thomas Numprasong started his culinary journey as a dishwasher in a bagel shop back in 1994. Throughout high school and college he continued working in restaurants and hotels and quickly found his calling in the bakeshop.

He attended Johnson & Wales University in both Charleston SC and Providence RI and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Baking & Pastry Arts. During this time he also attended Culinary School in Southeast Asia at Suan Dusit University in Bangkok Thailand and At-Sunrice Global Chef Academy in Singapore.

He has been a chocolatier since 2005 after training with Swiss, German, and French Chef's at JWU. His resume includes the Four Seasons Hotels, Foxwoods Casinos, Concentrics Restaurant Group, Circa 1886 at the Wentworth Mansion, and the Spiced Pear at the Chanler House. From 2008 to 2011 he was the Executive Pastry Chef at Canoe in Atlanta and also taught Baking & Pastry at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts for 6 years.

Today he has his own business known as Temo Foods which specializes in private dinner parties, family dinners, cooking classes, and chocolate confections.

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Doc Ervin

Chapter Public Relations

Company: Good Eatz By Doc




Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Chef Doc moved to Atlanta in 1991 pursuing a degree at Morehouse College. His path led him to a career in radio and as a world renowned DJ in the music industry. In 2014 Doc decided to switch gears and pursue his culinary passion by enrolling in culinary school. Chef Dock was just 11 years old when he discovered his passion for the culinary arts. After working as a line cook, he managed a bustling restaurant, where he provided tasteful corporate catering services to high net-worth clients with deep knowledge about ingredients geared toward a healthy lifestyle and memory enhancement. Music and Djing is still a mainstay in his life, but he has a strong desire to leave his imprint on the culinary world offering a variety of superb services and mouth-watering menus, Good Eatz by Doc is one of today’s leading voices in the contemporary cooking industry. Years in the business have helped him develop a unique business catered, literally, to every client, taste or need. Chef Doc is one of the top reviewed chefs on (Atlanta area).

So whether you’re planning a housewarming party, tired of cooking for fussy family members or simply need a break from the kitchen - Good Eatz by Doc is the Catering Chef you need. For more information, or to book a service, get in touch today at

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Robin Lewis

Chapter Member

Company: The R District



Serving: Greater Atlanta


Robin Lewis is an Atlanta-based personal/private chef and entrepreneur with a passion for cooking classical and innovative cuisines. While relatively new to the spotlight, Chef Robin is a true culinary artist who has the skill set that brings flare and style to any dinner party. While she enjoys preparing global cuisines, she fell in love with classical African dishes, and has created recipes that infuses those ingredients with other international dishes she prepares.  

  Chef Robin is the owner of The R District, a Personal Chef & Culinary Concierge Firm, based in Atlanta.  The R District is known for using only high-quality, organic, fresh ingredients in the clients' meals and providing premium five-star service.  


  Chef Robin, attended Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN.  She holds an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from Atlanta Technical College in Atlanta, GA.  Chef Robin is also, a proud member of the United States Personal Chef Association, International Association of Culinary Professionals and a Certified Culinarian with the American Culinary Federation.  Her talents have given her the opportunities to cook along the side of some the industry's top chefs, travel both domestically and internationally, while cooking for some of the top celebrities and athletes in the world.


  When she’s not in the kitchen, Robin loves reading books, traveling, yoga and barre, and spending time with family and friends. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Reggie, and their five children - Collin, Taylor, Drew, Caruso and Roman.

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Matt Lewis

Chapter Member

Company: Chef Matt Lewis LLC
Phone: 845-663-4988
Serving: Metro Atlanta


Chef Matt Lewis is excited to practice his craft for his weekly meal service clients. His service focuses on creating chef designed menus sent on a weekly basis with ever evolving offerings tailored to his client's preferences.

He graduated from New York's Culinary Institute of America with honors and the Brillat Savarin Young Professional Medal of Merit. His experience includes Dan Barber's Blue Hill at Stone Barns (NY), Zak Pelaccio's Fish and Game (NY), and Kevin Rathbun's Restaurant Group (ATL).

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Michelle Skalka

Chapter Member

Company: The Clean Plate Club Atl
Phone: 678-770-5203
Serving: Greater Atlanta Area


Stop treating dinner as an obligatory task, and start making your meals more meaningful and satisfying! When people come together with the simple purpose of sharing a meal and leave the table happier, healthier and a little more connected to each other, then I’ve done my job. As a personal chef I help my clients get to the dinner table in a timely manner, without the hassle and stress of thinking up a recipe, making a trip to the grocery store, and having to prepare/cook and clean-up, or the expense and inconvenience of visiting a restaurant. Whether it’s a weeknight dinner with your family, a celebratory evening with friends or a quick lunch during a day at the office – my goal is to always provide a flavorful and nourishing meal. 
Personal chef services can be perfect on a regular weekly/bi-weekly/monthly contract service basis, or for a one-time event (great for stocking the freezer or packing a cooler for a beach vacation). Dinner parties and cooking classes are also available.
I am certified in Food Safety by the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals and am a member of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA) and Slow Food Atlanta


Anita Irvin

Chapter Member

Company: Elite Level Cuisine

Phone: 678-876-5474

City: Lawrenceville, GA

Serving: Greater Metro Atlanta

With a love of all things Food, Chef Anita grew up surrounded by great cooks. My Dad  was my culinary inspiration, by far the best! He was a self taught scratch cook , and he created magic in the kitchen .


I learned  the “farm to table “ concept on my Grandmother’s 30 acre farm, we ate what we grew, beef,  free range poultry and cage free eggs, fresh sweet Indiana corn and vegetables. 


One of my  proudest achievements was graduating with honors from the Art Institute of Atlanta. Raised in The Midwest , I’ve lived throughout the country and perfected several regional cuisines - Southwest , Deep South, South Central (Cajun Creole ) 

Far West , and Great Lakes. 


My Personal Chef service enable families to sit down to a delicious, healthy meal in little or no time.  Families can spend less money and eat healthier than restaurants and take out. As a personal chef, I give you back hours of free time that you had previously spent planning meals, shopping at the grocery store, unpacking and prepping food, and, cooking and cleaning up afterward. 


AA Degree - Art Institute of Atlanta, Culinary Arts

BS Degree- Ball State University

Chef - Owner Catering & Personal Chef business since 1998

Winner Small Plates - Fayette Chamber  Business Expo

Personal Chef to Executives, and  Professional Athletes

Preferred Caterer to Atlanta area Corporations

Member- United States Personal Chef Association

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Anna Scott

Chapter Member

Company: Around Anna’s Table, LLC

Phone: 404-790-5077

City: Atlanta

Serving: Metro Atlanta - DeKalb, Fulton, Cobb, & Gwinnett Counties


Hungry for tasty, home-cooked meals without all the work? Tired of ordering take-out all the time and spending too much money in restaurants every week? Here’s your solution!

Around Anna’s Table, LLC: a customized, in-home personal chef service, operating in the Metro Atlanta area.

As your personal chef, Chef Anna will:

-Customize menus specifically for you and your family

-Do your grocery shopping and Cook delicious, healthy meals in your kitchen

-Conveniently package all of your meals and Label dishes for easy reheating

-Leave your kitchen sparkling clean

Weekly, monthly, or special occasion service available.

Chef Anna, a Le Cordon Blue-trained chef who completed her 3-month culinary externship in Italy, is also available to customize and cook private dinner parties in client’s homes---a perfect service for special occasions and family get togethers!

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Cecilia Vanderlinde

Chapter Member

Company: Cecilia's Table Personal Chef

Phone: 678-462-6394

City: Atlanta

Serving the Greater Atlanta Area

Born and raised in the beautiful South Africa, I was fortunate enough to grow up in a family where food was the center for conversations and laughter. 

I remember visiting my grandparents' farm where  everything was made from scratch.  The aromas in my grandmother's kitchen, where she cooked everything on a wood burning stove, still holds the fondest memories for me. 

It's there that my food journey started, making butter in a mason jar, prepping vegetables from her garden and baking fresh, authentic bread.

I remain inspired by my experiences in the kitchen all those years ago and I am very excited about the shift back to those basics, using grass-fed beef and butter, organic vegetables and simple clean food.  As a personal chef it is a joy to share my passion for healthy and nourishing food with my clients.


Cindy Dollar

Chapter Member

Company: Cindy Dollar PC


Phone: 770.766.7103

Serving: North Atlanta Metropolitan Area


Chef Cindy is trained and passionate about serving high quality, gourmet and organic meals. Cindy has worked as a personal chef for over 17 years in California. She has cooked for many celebrities and high-end clients. She cares deeply to serve each client with respect and confidentiality and has a calm and quiet demeanor. Cindy's personable service will exceed your expectations. She is thoughtful, intuitive and works to achieve excellence in every dish she serves. Cindy offers weekly and bi-weekly meal services, as well as high-end dinner parties. 

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John Gifaldi

Chapter Member

Company: Culinary Adventures ATL

Cell: 678-938-9033

City: Powder Springs

Serving: Marietta, Austell, Clarkdale, Powder Springs, Hiram, Kennesaw, Woodstick, Roswell, Atlanta area


Raised in an Italian household in western NY, I learned the art of cooking at the feet of the masters: my mother and grandmother. Today, I continue to bring this cultural flavor to the table for my family, friends and clients. I believe that every meal is a celebration and try to bring that joyous experience to each dish I prepare. 


I own and operate Culinary Adventures ATL with my friend and fellow chef Carla Figaro. We are available for private and group cooking classes, private parties, showers, brunches, birthday celebrations, or romantic dinners for 2. We can also service corporate events like team building cooking classes, cooking demos, lunches and grand openings.


I am insured, food certified and a member of the United States Personal Chef Association.

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Lea Bowen

Chapter Member

Company: The Passionate Plate

Phone: 404-213-6588

City: Alpharetta

Serving Alpharetta, Milton, Cumming and Suwanee  

Services provided:  Weekly meal service and in home culinary instruction

Chef Lea is a life long lover of food, who has traveled extensively and often jokes that she may not always remember the artwork she saw in a museum, but can certainly tell you what she ate in the museum café.  This all-consuming love for discovering new flavors and creating recipes, lead Lea to pursue a culinary arts degree at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta.  From there, she spent five years as sous-chef at Taste and Savor Inc., where she honed her healthy cooking techniques in the kitchen of the Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Hospital.


Chef Lea enjoys sharing her passion for all things culinary, through in home cooking classes and The Cook’s Warehouse. Lea is an active member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), where she serves as the editor of the Cooking Schools and Teachers Newsletter.  She is also a member of the national and local chapters of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA). Lea is currently the chef/owner of The Passionate Plate, personal chef service and working daily on her mission to “Make every plate something to be passionate about!”

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Kathy Patrick

Chapter Member

Company: Meals On Heels

Phone: 706-728-6070

City: Rome

Serving: Rome, Cartersville, NW Georgia, Acworth, Kennesaw, North metro Atlanta areas


Did you ever dream having a dinner party at your house where you don't have to shop, cook, serve, clean up, or miss any of the party fun? With Meals on Heels that's not a dream, it's a reality! Sit down dinners, cocktail parties, wine and beer tastings, or just a fun "night in" with friends are easy when Meals on Heels handles the food (and party planning logistics) for you.

Looking for a special business lunch or dinner? Or a unique gift for that big client? Let Meals on Heels provide delicious and elegant food for your business events and gifts.

Too busy to prepare healthy and varied meals? Trying to shed a few pounds? Hoping to lower health risks by enjoying a healthier diet? Meals on Heels can help you with personalized meals, fresh or frozen, so dinner is ready when you are. Give yourself (or others) the gift of time and great food!

I am a graduate of the Culinary Business Academy and a member of the US Personal Chef Association. I love to cook and entertain, and will be happy to help you with any party or special meal needs - please call me today!

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Lisa Lowe

Chapter Member

Company: Cooking For Caregivers LLC


Phone: 770-364-7448

City: Lilburn

Serving: Atlanta Area

Chef/Owner Lisa Lowe offers in home meal service weekly and biweekly. She
prepares meals for busy families and seniors that may no longer want to cook for
themselves. Meals are custom planned and prepared to meet each client’s dietary
Lisa has restaurant cooking experience along with hospital experience where she
learned how important special diets are.
Every meal is prepared with fresh ingredients to get the best flavors possible
On Friday’s during the Summer you can find Lisa at the Lilburn Farmers Market
doing food demos to show case local farmers produce and meats
Check us out on Facebook: Cooking For Caregivers LLC

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Rachel Crouch

Chapter Member

Company: Chef At Home


Rachel Crouch, chef and owner, brings her passion for entertaining and 11+ years
of professional cooking experience into your home to support you in creating
the best experience for you and your guests.

My mission is to bring the skills of a high-end restaurant kitchen into your home.
Providing fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. If you are looking to
host a small event for two or a party for 50, I will provide a professional standard
of cooking from your very own kitchen.

Together we will customize your menu to fit your kitchen, the event theme and
dietary needs of your guests. Making it a delicious, hassle-free, clean and fun
experience for all.

Clients are able to choose from my event menu packages or we can work
together to create a special menu just for you.

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Nick Ashner

Chapter Member

Company: At Home With Nick


Uspca graduate since 2004. My primary focus is small dinner parties and providing meals for elderly couples. I am also extremely proficient in providing kosher meals!

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MK Durand

Chapter Member

Company Name: MK Durand Services
Phone: 770.808.8888
Serving: Metropolitan Atlanta

Welcome to the culinary world of Chef MK, where passion meets precision and innovation dances on every plate!

Certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a Life & Wellness Coach and by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Nutritional Coach, Chef MK's journey into the realm of food began in his adolescence and has blossomed into a lifelong love affair. From his humble beginnings in family friendly restaurants and through finer dining spaces, the culinary education has been rewarding. Chef MK has honed his craft with dedication and flair.

As a dynamic performer, composer, and writer, Chef MK infuses his culinary creations with the same artistic spirit and authenticity that define his other ventures. Whether meticulously following cherished recipes or unleashing his inspired intuition, he consistently delivers mouthwatering dishes that captivate the senses.

Discover a world of culinary delights with Chef MK's comprehensive services, including personalized meal prep and planning, expert nutritional guidance, intimate event catering, exclusive Chef's Table dining experiences, and engaging cooking classes tailored for individuals or groups, both virtual and in-person.

Moreover, as the General Manager of a leading Metro Atlanta catering company, Chef MK stands ready to elevate your large-scale events with his expertise and creativity, offering seamless referrals and competitive quotes.

Let Chef MK elevate your culinary experience to new heights. How can we serve you today?


Vedam Clementi

Chapter Member

Company: Vee Culinary LLC.

Phone: 678-754-2438

Serving: Metro Atlanta to the North Georgia Mountains

Services provided: Exclusively gluten free meals, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly meal services, concierge catering services, cooking classes, date night dinners, and dinner parties. 


Chef Vedam has always been an avid cook; however, after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2014, Vedam had to teach himself how to cook all over again. Shortly after that Vedam heard about us here at the USPCA, and the rest is history! 


Today, Chef Vedam is the executive chef and owner of the Vee Culinary Company, a Personal Chef & Concierge Catering Company based in the North Georgia Mountains and Atlanta. 


Vedam is a self-taught chef, and his philosophy has always been to make sure that while his food may be gluten free, he guarantees that you would never know that in taste or texture. As a matter of fact, more than half of Vee Culinary’s clients aren’t gluten free; they just love his food.


Even though Vee Culinary focuses on the gluten free lifestyle, Vee Culinary’s philosophy is based around “food should create memories and not struggles.”  And Vedam’s personal philosophy of food is “delicious food is an alchemy created from great ingredients and love!”


As part of those ‘great ingredients,’ Chef Vedam has created and uses his own proprietary blend of gluten free flour, as well as his own gluten free spice blends. He is also the author of his own gluten free cook book, “Vedam’s Gluten Free & Fabulous! Recipes From A Southern Gay Househusband.” He also has plans to release a series of virtual gluten free cooking classes very soon.


You can find more about him and the Vee Culinary Company at, and can be reached at






Parris Brisco

Chapter Member

Company: Parris Loves Kitchen



I am a chef who has been cooking since I could see over the kitchen counter, learning everything I know from the generations of chefs in my family before me. I specialize in Southern Cuisine and seafood dishes, but I take much pride in creating diverse cuisine that has influences from around the world. My passion for cooking translates into my presentation and of course, the taste! I am ServSafe certified with food handling and allergens and am able to curate meals that fit any dietary need. 


I have been a personal chef for 3 years now. I came over from catering and haven’t been able to look back. I am available in Atlanta and all surrounding areas. 


Services Include:

Private dinner parties

In home meal prep 

Meal planning 

Cooking lessons 

Small events

Charcuterie Boards

Luxury Picnics

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Alan Peterson

Chapter Member

Company: My Chef Alan


Phone: 770-653-7076

City: Marietta

Serving: Acworth, Alpharetta, Canton, Kennesaw, Marietta and Woodstock. I will travel to other areas depending on the distance and type of event.

After spending 40 years in corporate life, I decided to retire in 2011. I was looking for a post retirement endeavor being involved with the food business in some capacity. After careful consideration, I jumped at the opportunity to become a personal chef. I joined the United States Personal Chef Association and attended the USPCA Culinary Business Academy to learn about being a personal chef. I then launched My Chef Alan. I’m having a blast and could not be happier with how things have transpired. I cook for private dinner parties, conduct in home demos and conduct hands on cooking classes in client’s homes. Cooking food for people is my passion and customer satisfaction is my mantra. I have my business license with Cobb County, am insured and hold a food handlers Serve Safe Certification.


Crystal Mcelrath

Chapter Member

Company: Lab Day Curations



Serving: Atlanta, Cobb, Dekalb, Decatur, Fulton, Mableton, Smyrna, Vinings 

Lab Day Curations is a personal chef service specializing in dinner parties, date night dinners, and small events including brunches, showers, and wine tastings.  I started Lab Day to curate in-home dining experiences that feature not just delicious dishes but truly inspired menus.  I would love to hear your inspiration and bring it to life on your table.  


Small Events & Dinner Parties

Do you love a good dinner party or brunch, but prefer to spend time with your guests rather than in the kitchen?   I can help prepare a menu tailored for your occasion, shop for all the groceries, prepare the food and create a tablescape to serve as the perfect backdrop for your event's theme.


Menu Planning

Do you enjoy cooking your own meals or have an idea for a themed menu, but need help finding the perfect recipes? Perhaps you want to find the perfect pairings for a tasting dinner.  Let me help you by planning the menu, selecting your recipes, and creating a shopping list.  


In-Home Private Chef Services

Do you need a break from cooking after a year in the house, or just want to treat your family to a Sunday supper without the prep/ clean-up?  I will come to your home and safely prepare the meals, using fresh seasonal ingredients.  


Taiwan Hart

Chapter Member

Company: Hart Culinary LLC


Instagram/Facebook: @hartculinaryllc


Taiwan "Chef Tai" Hart , born in Long Island New York, attended culinary school at Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina. He has over 18 years of experience in the culinary industry with 5 of those years in the personal chef industry. I really enjoy incorporating international cuisine. Introducing new types of food to people is a great way to travel without leaving the dinner table. All of the menus are created by Chef Tai and completely customized for the client and have lots of variety, if desired. 2 of Chef Tai's passions are people and food. Food is a love language that can bring people closer together. Cooking for someone is such a personal experience for everyone involved, so the meals provided are of the same quality that would be served to any restaurant chef. Hart Culinary LLC was created to provide meals for any moment in life from celebrations, to help with fitness goals, dietary restrictions, comfort food, date night and even large events.


Paul Morehead

Chapter Member

Company: Chef Salty Experience LLC

Phone: 404-480-9367

(Coming Soon)

City: Atlanta

Serving the Greater Atlanta Area


Growing up in eastern North Carolina, my mother taught me the way around a kitchen. I remember how she would make everything from scratch and all by memory, which later led to one of her recipes being featured in a cookbook!  This coupled with my father’s experience as a cook in the U.S. Army, inspired my love for food and making it one of the cornerstones of our family and friends to bring us all together. I have carried this with me as I began this journey and continue to embrace the way good and well-prepared food can bridge any gap across communities through service and sharing.


I am a student being trained as a Professional Chef here in Atlanta at Atlanta Technical College. I have a Food Truck called Tarheel Smokehouse BBQ, which started in summer of 2019. I travel around to different NASCAR tracks as a vendor during racing season and have done several large music festivals along the east coast. I am a member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) also United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA) as well ServSafe certified.


My objective is to bring an amazing experience of my love for cooking and watching my clients enjoy good food and make memories around the table. 


AA Degree – Atlanta Technical College, Culinary Arts (Spring 2024)

BA Degree – Fayetteville State University, History

BA Degree – Fayetteville State University, Geography

Master’s Degree – Pennsylvania State University, Homeland Security GEOINT 

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