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Brandon

Brandon

Instructor

Bio coming soon!


Kandacia

Kandacia

Instructor

Bio coming soon!


Marque

Marque

Instructor

Bio coming soon!


Hanna

Hanna

Instructor

Hanna grew up in Charlotte and is currently a student at Johnson and Wales studying Baking and Pastry and Food Service Management. She has worked at other bakeries in the past and has a passion for pastry! When she's not in the kitchen baking for herself or her neighbors, she enjoys being outdoors-hiking and camping. Favorite ingredient to use: Flour! Favorite savory recipe: Stuffed Shells. Favorite Dessert: Cake--any kind! Best "food" childhood memory: Making Italian food. Favorite TV chef: Rachel Ray. Best advice for new cooks: Have fun! "The stomach knows not ugly."


Arianna

Arianna

Instructor

Arianna grew up in Pittsfield, MA. She is attending UNCC currently. Besides Flour Power and school, Arianna is also a dance instructor at The Dance Spot in Huntersville. She LOVES sprinkles! She enjoys dancing, exercise, and baking with her mom and 2 sisters. Favorite ingredient to use: Sprinkles. Favorite savory recipe: Pasta. Favorite dessert: Cupcakes (with sprinkles). Best "food" childhood memory: Mom's Cupcakes, and helping her frost them. Favorite TV chef: Rachel Ray. Best advice for new cooks: Take your time! No need to rush! Have fun!


Barbara

Barbara

Instructor

Barbara grew up on a farm in rural SC with her parents and 5 siblings! She has one son and one daughter and an 11 year old granddaughter. She worked in menu development at Bojangles Corporate office during the 1980s and created the recipe for the Bojangles Cinnamon Twists using leftover biscuit dough that was usually discarded!! When she's not in the kitchen, she loves to dance, swim, and take long walks on the beach. Favorite ingredient to use: Cream cheese. Favorite savory recipe: Southern Barbecue Ribs. Favorite dessert: Tiramisu. Favorite "food" childhood memory: Grandmother's Tea Cakes and her wonderful Homemade Chicken and Dumplings. Favorite TV chef: Ina Garten (The Barefoot Contessa). Best advice to new cooks: Read the entire recipe first and measure properly.


Ginger

Ginger

Studio Owner/Operator

Ginger grew up in Whiteville, NC and went to East Carolina University (Go Pirates!). She learned to cook by spending time in the kitchen with her parents, grandparents, and family members--all amazing southern cooks who rarely used recipes. She has been practicing as a physical therapist in the geriatric setting for the past 20 years. After working in TX, LA, and NY, she missed her home state and moved to Huntersville NC in 1998. Ginger is married with 3 daughters: Keely (14), Alaina (11), and Sadie (9). She enjoys reading, church activities, spending time with family, and watching her daughters dance. Favorite ingredient to use: Fresh herbs. Favorite savory recipe: Shrimp and Grits with Roasted Okra. Favorite dessert: Crème Brulee. Best "food" childhood memory: Grandma's Butter Beans. Favorite TV chef: Katie Lee. Best advice for new cooks: Experiment!! The recipe is just a guide.


Hailey

Hailey

Instructor

Hailey is a native Charlottean and is currently attending UNCC. Besides Flour Power and school, Hailey also works in her family's small business. She enjoys painting when she's not in the kitchen. Favorite ingredient to use: Garlic. Favorite savory recipe: Spicy Seafood Gumbo. Favorite dessert: Toffee Cookies. Best "food" childhood memory: Her Grandma's Potato Bacon Soup and Fried Cauliflower. Favorite TV chef: Julia Child. Best advice for new cooks: Don't be afraid to use your imagination! Some of my best dishes were made by throwing in a random ingredient that added the "umph"!


Lynsey

Lynsey

Weekend Manager and Lead Instructor

Lynsey is a native Charlottean! She loves to bake and spend time with her family. When not at Flour Power, she is an HR analyst for Duke Energy and also enjoys baking delicious and beautiful hand decorated cookies and cupcakes at her own business-Crumbz Bakery. Yum!! Favorite ingredient to use: Vanilla bean paste. Favorite savory recipe: Chicken and Dumplings. Favorite dessert: Cheesecake. Best "food" childhood memory: Baking with her grandmother. Favorite TV chef: Ree Drummond--The Pioneer Woman. Best advice for new cooks: Never use imitation vanilla!


Matt

Matt

Lead Instructor

Matt grew up in Greensboro, NC. He has been a high school Spanish teacher for the past 16 years. Matt has a wide range of experience, having worked in banking, restaurant management, construction, and even truck driving! He enjoys cooking and practices Muay Thai boxing at Push Thai Boxing in Matthews. He is also known as quite the singer and songwriter for fun at Flour Power. Favorite ingredient to use: Flour (of course!) Favorite savory recipe: Focaccia bread. Favorite dessert: Apple Pie (and he makes a good one!) Best "food" childhood memory: Eating Cambodian food with his adoptive siblings from Cambodia. Favorite TV chef: The Swedish Chef from The Muppet Show. Best advice for new cooks: Measure! There's nothing wrong with following a recipe until you've made the dish a few times and you are ready to improvise.


Michele

Michele

Instructor

Michele grew up in Pittsfield, MA. Michele is an amazing baker and makes beautiful and tasty creations. She enjoys baking and spending time with her 3 girls. Favorite ingredient to use: Chocolate. Favorite savory recipe: Chicken Parmesan and Spaghetti. Favorite dessert: Eclairs. Best "food" childhood memory: Making Coffee Cake with her mom and great aunt. Favorite TV chef: Giada DeLaurentiis. Best advice for new cooks: Be creative. Try new things and have fun!!


Sarah

Sarah

Weekend Manager and Lead Instructor

Sarah grew up in New Jersey and came to the Carolinas to attend college. She graduated from Winthrop University with a BS in early childhood education in 2012. She has always loved to bake. When she was little, she didn't like to put things in the oven herself and would make someone else do it for her. Eventually, she started trying more meal recipes instead of just desserts. Now, one of her favorite things to do is to come home from school and make something interesting for dinner. Sarah is in her 5th year of teaching 3rd grade in Rock Hill, SC. She loves to dance, cook, sew, and make art. She took ballet classes most of her life, and enjoys designing fashion. Favorite ingredient to use: Butter. Favorite savory recipe: Roasted Corn Salad. Favorite dessert: Key Lime Pie. Best "food" childhood memory: Pasta--her mom is Italian and the family ate a lot of pasta! Favorite TV chef: Julia Child (even though she's not on TV anymore!) Best advice for new cooks: Don't be afraid to try new techniques!


Sarrah

Sarrah

Camp Instructor

Sarrah is a Biology/Pre-Med student at UNC Chapel Hill. She enjoys cooking with fresh, healthy ingredients and is a beautiful dancer! She also enjoys helping her mother host a Christmas Cookie Exchange every year! Favorite savory recipe: Baked Kale Chips Favorite sweet recipe: Molten Lava Cakes Best "food" childhood memory: Cooking with her Mom. Best advice for new cooks: Don't be afraid to try new things!


Valene

Valene

Instructor

Valene was born in Manchester, Jamaica! She loves to dance, play musical instruments and read. Valene has a beautiful voice and loves to sing. She is a trained K-12 Mathematics and Physical Education teacher. She also loves dancing and musical instruments. Favorite ingredient to use: Mixed spices. Favorite savory recipe: Curried Chicken. Favorite dessert: Cake. Best "food" childhood memory: Jerked Chicken. Favorite TV Chef: Gordon Ramsay. Best advice for new cooks: Have fun! Try something new.


Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios

Franchises Available

PO Box 99341
Raleigh, NC 27624

Phone: (919) 889-2598

Email: info@flourpowerstudios.com