Our Staff

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Bobbi

Bobbi

Manager/Instructor

Bobbi grew up in Illinois & moved to North Carolina in 2007. She went to Eastern Illinois University to earn her Bachelor's & Master's degrees. She teaches Food & Nutrition at a local high school. She has 2 college-aged sons. Bobbi loves spending time in the kitchen with anyone eager to learn! FAVORITE INGREDIENT: cheese FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: Mac & Cheese FAVORITE DESSERT: Angel Food Cake FAVORITE TV CHEF: The Pioneer Woman BEST FOOD-RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Anything her Mom or Grandmas cooked! BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Keep practicing! Never give up!

Shá

Shá

Studio Owner/Operator

Shá grew up in Pennsylvania (Go Steelers!). She was an elementary school teacher for 14 years. She enjoys cooking, reading, the beach, & time spent with friends, family & her lazy (but cute) English Bulldog. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: cumin FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: chicken tacos or pasta FAVORITE DESSERT: brownie fudge sundae FAVORITE TV CHEF: Ina Garten BEST FOOD RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Making Thanksgiving dinner with her Grandma & Aunt D BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Read the recipe, but don't be afraid to tweak it to your taste!

Ella

Ella

Instructor

Ella attends a local high school. She enjoys working with children and also babysits. Ella enjoys spending time with her family and 3 younger siblings. She loves baking, cooking, trying new recipes & eating them! FAVORITE INGREDIENT: Cream Cheese FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: Chicken Salad FAVORITE DESSERT: Cheesecake FAVORITE T.V. CHEF: Rachael Ray BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Don't be afraid to try new things & experiment with different ingredients. The kitchen is a fun place!

Tatiana

Tatiana

Instructor

Tatiana is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University. When she's not teaching at Flour Power, she teaches culinary classes at her alma mater, West Mecklenburg High. Tatiana is one of 5 children & has 3 children of her own. She enjoys cooking & giving back to the community to bring future Little Chefs into the hospitality community. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: salt (You can't go wrong with salt!) FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: Asian-Inspired Food FAVORITE DESSERT: cheesecake BEST FOOD-RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: watching her dad create beautiful cakes & watching the customers' faces light up! FAVORITE T.V. CHEF: Buddy Valastro ("Cake Boss") BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: It's OK to make mistakes! It's through this learning curve that you create something totally unique.

Savannah

Savannah

Instructor

Savannah is a college student from West Virginia. She is pursuing her Elementary Education & Special Education degrees & will graduate soon! Savannah enjoys cooking, baking, dancing, & playing with her Goldendoodle. Prior to joining the Flour Power team, Savannah was a competitive dancer for 10 years & dance teacher. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: onions FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: mac & cheese FAVORITE DESSERT: ice cream BEST FOOD-RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: making homemade apple pies with my grandmother FAVORITE TV CHEFS: Christina Tosi & Gordon Ramsay BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Don't be afraid to experiment with a variety of ingredients - especially ones that are unfamiliar!

Amy

Amy

Instructor

Amy is from Johnstown, PA. She loves loves cooking, baking & trying new recipes with her husband & son. When Amy isn't at Flour Power she also works as a Preschool Assistant Teacher. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: cheese FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: chicken & broccoli fettuccine alfredo BEST FOOD-RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Going to her Pap & Grandma's for homemade swiss steak, mashed potatoes & gravy FAVORITE TV CHEFS: Ree Drummond & Rachael Ray BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Keep practicing & don't be afraid to try new foods & recipes.

Alandra

Alandra

Instructor

Alandra is from Boston, MA (Home of the Champs!). She knew she wanted to be a chef at the age of 6. She started her own personal chef & catering business. Alandra has moved to Charlotte to expand her experience in teaching culinary to both children & adults. Her family is from Trinidad & America. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: tomatoes FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: brown stew chicken & rice FAVORITE DESSERT: lemon-raspberry cheesecake BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Keep an open mind!

Brianna

Brianna

Instructor

Brianna is originally from Fort Myers, Florida. She has always loved working with children and babysitting. Brianna is Psychology major in college. She loves coffee, going to the beach and thrifting! FAVORITE INGREDIENT: lemon FAVORITE DESSERT: raspberry cheesecake BEST FOOD RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Making big breakfasts on Thanksgiving mornings while watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. FAVORITE T.V. CHEF: Giada De Laurentiis BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Enjoy it, take your time and don't be afraid to make a mess!

Maggie

Maggie

Manager/Instructor

Maggie is born & raised in the area & graduated from UNCG with a degree in Recreation Therapy. Maggie has worked with children for many years & in many different areas. When she's not at Flour Power she is also a Preschool Teacher, loves hockey, thrift shopping & attending concerts. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: garlic FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: pasta FAVORITE DESSERT: cheesecake BEST FOOD RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Maggie remembers watching cooking shows with her Dad. FAVORITE T.V. CHEF: Alex Guarnaschelli BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Don't give up if what you're making doesn't turn out the best the first time!

Abi

Abi

Instructor

Abi is a college student. She is also a Nanny & likes creating crafts with kids. Abi plays the ukulele, paints & enjoys doing make up and hair. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: peanut butter. FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: cajun pasta. FAVORITE DESSERT: chocolate chip cookies BEST FOOD RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Helping her mom make Cuban food. FAVORITE T.V. CHEF: Rachel Ray BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Have fun & get creative!

Allison

Allison

Instructor

Allison grew up in New York and moved to North Carolina many years ago! She has 2 kids and a dog. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: sugar FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: steak FAVORITE DESSERT: Victoria Sponge Cake BEST FOOD RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Ms. Allison loves eating Korean style candied potatoes. She loved getting them nice & warm & dipping into ice water for the hard caramel shell. FAVORITE T.V. CHEF: Mary Berry BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Anyone CAN cook! (Chef Gusteu - Ratatouille)

Mason

Mason

Instructor

Mason is from South Carolina & attended Winthrop University where she studied Human Nutrition. When she's not at Flour Power, she is working on her Master's Degree in the same field. She's always loved cooking & and watching others cook too. Mason & her sister cook together & invite people over to share their creations! FAVORITE INGREDIENT: Butter. FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: Onion Rings with Ranch. FAVORITE DESSERT: Her Grandmother's Red Velvet Cake BEST FOOD-RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Thanksgiving 2006 - While cooking Thanksgiving dinner a neighbor's house caught on fire. Dinner wasn't served until 8PM & Mason's family invited them over to eat. FAVORITE T.V. CHEF: Guy Fieri, Triple D the best show! BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: There's always next time! The food may not always turn out the way you want, but it should be a fun learning/growing experience.