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Tammy

Tammy

Owner

Tammy is originally from New York. She grew up surrounded by great cooks and her house was where everybody gathered for great homemade Polish food! She moved to North Carolina in 1993 with IBM and has become a true Southern girl. She left IBM shortly after the birth of her two children, Kayleigh and Joey . When she’s not at the studio, you can find her at a soccer field, the library, walking her dog (Chloe), volunteering at her children's school or entertaining at home. Favorite ingredient to use: Butter. Favorite food to make: Chicken Enchiladas. Favorite dessert: Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies with a tall glass of Milk. Favorite kitchen scent: Fresh baked cookies! Favorite Food Network Chef: The Pioneer Woman.

Mike

Mike

Owner/Manager

Mike grew up in Apex, and started to learn how to cook some simple things in high school. While he attended Appalachian State University, Mike and his roommates would collectively cook a meal once a week. They named it “Italian Tuesdays” because they mostly cooked Italian foods and it generally occurred on Tuesdays. Mike enjoys seeing kids learning to cook at a young age. “Cooking is a great skill to have for anyone at any age,” he says. “There is a ton of variety in cooking and it's the best way to ensure that you eat healthy.” Favorite ingredient to use: Almost anything that includes Noodles. Favorite food to make: Chicken Alfredo. Favorite dessert: Brownies. Favorite kitchen scent: Chocolate Chip Cookies baking. Favorite Food Network Chef: Guy Fieri.

Ms. Jamie

Ms. Jamie

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!

Ms. Kiarra

Ms. Kiarra

Camp and Class Instructor

Ms Kiarra is a college student who is interested in biomedical science. Her hobbies include writing, cooking, and gaming. Ms. Kiarra started cooking in high school where she was introduced to cake decorating. She once decorated a cake that looked like a sub sandwich! Ms. Kiarra enjoys seeing the kids grow and learn about cooking. It's so much fun seeing them have fun and make new friends. Her favorite food of all time is sushi! Ramen comes in at a close second. Favorite chef: Gordon Ramsey.

Ms. Meredith

Ms. Meredith

Camp Instructor

Ms. Meredith is originally from Stoneville, NC. She learned how to cook mainly through her dad and grandma, especially southern comfort food! She loves working with the little chefs at Flour Power! They're always teaching us something new about cooking and how to remain cool under pressure when a recipe doesn't turn out as planned. Favorite ingredient: cheese! And of course - favorite food is mac and cheese. Favorite dessert is chocolate chip cookies! Favorite kitchen scent is freshly baked biscuits. Favorite food network chef is either Alton Brown or Guy Fieri!