Bright On Thyme

Bright On Thyme

4.0 (1)
1 employee
13 years in business

About this pro

I am a culinary gradute that combines the art of cooking with an unmistakable amount of fun and knowledge. I impress to my students that as long as you have an imagination, you will never run out of cooking ideas.

I really enjoy the teaching aspect of this industry. Opening one's mind to the art of cooking is so fulfilling, that mere words are not enough to express my passion and respect of this industry and I would love to teach the knowledge that was given to me to anyone who is interested in learning.

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Washington, DC 20017
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  • Wanda R. Haynes

    Chef James Was very informative. His approach was light-hearted and fun. His patience was just what I needed to have the confidence to learn cooking and make dishes.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I first introduce myself with my credentials. I then ask what about this industry interests them. Then ask a few questions to see where the classes level is and then I introduce terminolgy and knife skills.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have taught students ages 12-17 years of age in the fundementals of cooking.

I have graduated form a Culinary University and have been in this industry for 15 years.

How did you get started teaching?

I begin teaching in a church for team building. I was asked by members to give recipies on certain dishes and then was asked to teach some of those dishes to ensure the proper techniques were being completed.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked from students from the age of 12-17 years of age all the way up to adults.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was the chef organizer for a church event for  that included the members preparing the meal.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would look for a teacher with a passion for this industry that teaches the fundamentials and also encourages thinking outside the norm.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

I believe there are no limits to questions when it comes to the students needs. 

Lessons offered

Cooking Classes Knife Skills Classes Italian Cooking Classes Asian Cooking Classes