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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 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. JamieWeekend and Evening Class and Party Manager
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!
AshleyParty and Class Instructor
Ashley is originally from Killeen, Texas. She moved to Raleigh during middle school when her dad retired from the Army. While attending UNC Charlotte, she loved to bake all kinds of delicious desserts with her roommates. Her favorite thing to make with them was brookies, brownies layered with oreos and chocolate chip cookies. At Flour Power she loves being able to show kids that cooking can not only be educational, but fun too! Her favorite food to make is pasta. Favorite dessert is fudge brownies and her favorite ingredient is cayenne pepper. If you couldn’t tell by the above bio, her favorite kitchen scent is brownies baking in the oven.
GraceClass and Party Assistant
Hi! I’m Grace, and my family moved to North Carolina from Virginia when I was 6 years old, and I’ve been cooking in the kitchen for just as long - whether it was simply handing my mom spices or (eventually) making meals for my whole family. I am currently a junior at Raleigh Charter High School, and my favorite thing to make is pizza, where I can control my own toppings and their ratio. My favorite dessert to eat will always be lemon sorbet, but my favorite to make will have to be chocolate chip cookies, which is also my favorite kitchen scent. At Flour Power, I love seeing the science behind cooking first hand, as well as the children simply having fun and experimenting with their own tastes in the kitchen.
My name is Chandana and I’m from India. I live with my family, my husband and my son in Cary, NC from 2014. I love cooking and baking. I love making Gulab Jamun, it is one of my favorite and very simple dessert to make. Gulab Jamun is an Indian dessert of fried dough balls that are soaked in a sugar syrup. Why do I enjoy working at Flour Power? I love to see the little chefs at Flour Power cooking. I enjoy and appreciate their happiness, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Favorite ingredient to use: Vanilla. Favorite food to make: Asian foods and Pizza 🍕. Favorite dessert: chocolate chip cookies 🍪. Favorite kitchen scent: Freshly baked cookies 🍪 Favorite Food Network Chef: The Pioneer Woman- love their kid friendly meals