Despite what some may say, Lynn was not born in her mother’s kitchen, but as soon as she could reach the stove she was under the spell of all things food. Her mom may not have known it at the time, but she was teaching Lynn the basic skills of cooking that would later feed into her career and her passion. Skills like, when to turn the fried chicken, how to roast a turkey, how to make a nourishing pot of soup, the difference between a soft peak and a stiff peak, pulling mints and making meringues. Saturdays were spent watching Julia Child on PBS and if she was lucky, staying up to watch Saturday Night Live (although Dan Ackroyd’s Julia wasn’t as educational).

She graduated with a BS in Nutrition Management from UNC – Greensboro, which included extensive coursework in menu design, specialized dietetics, organic chemistry, business and food science.

In September of 2014, she started Thyme Well Spent – Personal Chef Services, LLC. The response has been tremendous! Lynn’s zest for life, attention to detail and passion for creating beautiful food, make the perfect “recipe” for a unique and memorable experience.

Whether it’s Southern cuisine, vegetarian, diabetic, heart healthy, low fat (or high fat), Lynn will customize your recipes, meals and dinner parties.


  • Freelance recipe developer and food stylist, Our State Magazine
  • Member of the American Culinary Federation
  • Member of Southern Foodways Alliance
  • ServSafe certified, a nationally accredited food safety certification, since 2014
  • Member of Les Dames d’Escoffier North Carolina Chapter
  • Public speaker, published writer and advocate for “Buy Local”
  • Teaches “Heart and Soul” cooking classes for cancer patients
  • Ongoing continuing education within local, State and National affiliations

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. -Luciano Pavarotti