I am an author, columinist, chef, caterer and former restaurantuer ! My book, The Fook Book (Fun + Cooking = Fooking) is based on increasing Kitchen confidence, having fun while cooking and "Picassoing" your own dishes.
I know you do not aspire to be a restaurant chef, neither did I, but that is what I ended up being! I learned so many wonderful tips and tricks in my 7 years as a restaurant owner and 18 + years as a caterer I am now an expert in the Kitchen. I am literally spilling the beans with you and also through my columns in My Living Magazines and also Stuasrt Magazine. .
Creativity is a something we all need to dive into and food is one the most accessible, forgiving, tastiest mediums! The best part is if you mess up, you order Pizza .
I always run into students and when they tell me how thankful they are and how much they put into practice what I teach.. how can you not love that!
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Usually new students can come to one of my classes to experience first hand how I create... this offers inexpensive exposure to me.
I do offer private lessons at my shop or at the clients home.
I created Metro Grille in Stuart Florida and it was a successful restaurant for 7 years. I now own Ooo La La Catering and we are going on our 15th year.
Named one of 8 Food Gods in Stuart Magazine and also write a column for them.
Writer for My Liiving Magazine, Lets Eat dining reviews.
OUr classes range from $35 to $75 and my private lessons start at $150 an hour.. it is amazing what you can learn in an hour :)
minimum is 2 hours for a home visit at my shop, no minimums.
I had so many people ask how I created such wonderful food so I decided to share!
All types of students come to me.. from beginners to experts.. I even train other caterers.
We just finished a private lunch for 5 bankers... all plated of fine china and for this lunch I created 2 new recipes Grecian Caprese and Cuban Lemonade.. both going in the book!
The next night we had a cvharity event for 150 guests, all passed appetizers, delivered to rave reviews!
Hire someone who listens to you.. If your a busy Mom you certainly do not need to learn French Cooking Techniques. I have learned most people can make a few tweaks here or there and they sustantially increase their confidence and talent.
Focus on everyday cooking first! This is where your money is best spent.