Dear Friends of Thyme Well Spent

Dear Friends of Thyme Well Spent Personal Chef Service,

Three years ago, I decided to take the risk and follow my passion for food and entertaining; Thanks to your support, Thyme Well Spent Personal Chef Service, LLC is celebrating its 3rd birthday!

I like to give the classics a twist, so, here is my take on the annual holiday letter: In addition to cooking for clients in their homes on a weekly and monthly basis, I am creating menus for special events on all scales. Additionally, I am working with “Our State Magazine” as a freelance recipe developer, and as their media representative each month on WFMY. The live food segments typically air at 6:40am and are posted on the Thyme Well Spent Personal Chef Service, LLC Facebook page. I also lead a cooking demonstration each month at the Cone Health Cancer Center. These demonstrations are education based and are for patients and their caregivers of the Cancer Center. It is sincerely an honor to work with this population – helping make food palatable, that provide fuel and comfort for patients and their families is exceptionally rewarding and each class reminds me not to take anything for granted.

In March, I joined International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), which was founded by Julia Child, Jacques Pepin and Anne Willan. In February of 2018, I’ll spend 4 days in New York City at the IACP 40th anniversary with the best of the best cookbook authors, chefs, academia, artisan food producers, and food writers. On a local level, I’m taking frequent 1-2 day food tours (i.e., traveling and eating at my favorite restaurants) to meet the chefs, restaurant owners, farmers, and foragers in Durham, Raleigh, Charlotte, Asheville, and Charleston. I gain inspiration and immeasurable energy from everyone I meet and every place I visit. The best part is I get to pass on new recipes and ideas to you! I also hope to give back and get involved with the new Triad chapter of Piedmont Culinary Guild, for which I am a new member.

Thank you for inviting me into your home over the years. I hope spending less time at the grocery store and in the kitchen, has awarded you more time to spend in other, more valuable, areas of your life. I also hope you’ve been able to taste the love I put into every meal and know it comes from my heart.

As the fall and holiday seasons draw near, please keep me in mind for dinner parties, family gatherings and celebrations, as well as weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly in-home meal preparation. The possibilities are ENDLESS!

And as always, eat well, love food, live life!