Evening and Weekend Class and Party instructor
Jamie is a North Carolina native who grew up in Montgomery County and moved to Raleigh/Durham after graduating from East Carolina University. Jamie’s grandmother was an exceptional Southern cook, and Jamie grew up with her mother making breakfast and dinner for her family every day. With the best of intentions, Jamie’s mother told her to “stay out of the kitchen until you have to learn to cook”. Jamie has learned that even trying vegetarianism without knowing how to cook doesn’t turn out to be very healthy. Jamie is amazed at the process of creating something delicious and beautiful and not very expensive from a variety of ingredients. She is here to help children learn early on the fun and value of cooking – and to learn some things herself! Jamie has a degree in Elementary Education, and though she has worked in office settings for many years, she has also been a camp counselor and a school teacher. Jamie loves interacting with children of all ages, and the creative things they do and say. Jamie’s favorite ingredient to use is ground black pepper. Her favorite food to make is Crock-Pot chicken and stuffing. Jamie’s favorite dessert to make is chess pie. Her favorite kitchen scents are anything that smell like “home-cooking” – meats, cheeses, butter, vanilla. Jamie's favorite chef is yet to be determined. She’s on the lookout for a favorite – so it could be you!