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Tammy

Tammy

Owner

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

Mike

Owner/Manager

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.

Anita

Anita

Studio Manager

Anita is originally from Buffalo, New York and has lived in in North Carolina for about twenty years. Anita comes from a loving family that cooked a lot! Her mom made home cooked meals every day. Anita's husband started working at Cisco Systems and started their life in sunny North Carolina. Anita has two beautiful children - Jacob (12) and Shjona (14). When not stirring up fun at the studio, she spends her time at the baseball and soccer field. Her family loves to travel! Favorite ingredient to use is: garlic. Favorite food to make is pasta and sauce. Favorite dessert is anything chocolate! Favorite kitchen scent: cinnamon and apples. Favorite Food Network Chef: Anthony Bourdain.

Trevor

Trevor

Track-out Camp Instructor and Weekend Manager

Trevor grew up in Durham and attended East Carolina University where he received degrees in Public Health and Philosophy. Being a certified personal trainer, it is important for Trevor eat healthy and stay in good shape. He started bodybuilding, which taught him to pay close attention to what he eats also that it is best to cook for himself. He joined the Flour Power team because he wanted to teach the valuable life skill of cooking to benefit children well into adulthood and their future generations. His favorite thing about working here is seeing the children's excitement and enthusiasm about cooking and trying new foods. Favorite ingredient: cinnamon. Favorite food to make: healthy versions of anything tasty! Favorite dessert: sweet potato souffle. Favorite kitchen scent: anything baking. Favorite TV chef: Gerry Garvin

Matt

Matt

Track-out Camp and Class Instructor

Matt grew up in Apex, NC and graduated from Western Carolina University. His favorite ingredient is: sugar. He enjoys making homemade chicken and pasta when not working at the studio. His favorite dessert is a family favorite: Strawberry Cheesecake. A favorite kitchen scent is cinnamon. His favorite celebrity chef: Gordon Ramsey

Brad

Brad

Evening and Weekend Class and Party instructor

I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and learned how to cook from my Grandmother, Mom, and the Boy Scouts as an Eagle Scout in the outdoors. I love learning how to cook new dishes and trying new recipes! I have a wide range of dishes I love to prepare from healthy dishes to comfort foods. My background as a teacher makes me love working with kids and seeing the learning process take place wither it's in the traditional setting in a classroom or in our cooking studio. I love seeing our little chefs at Flour Power learn how to cook dishes from scratch. As a teacher during the week, I also love seeing the little chef's light bulbs go off when it comes to cooking. I really love seeing their creative side come out in the kitchen. My favorite ingredient to use is chocolate because it is sweet and can be added to make dishes rich and flavorful. A favorite dish to make right now is fiesta lime chicken tacos with rice. My favorite dessert to make my grandmother's homemade cheesecake. My favorite kitchen scent is cinnamon. My favorite food show is Chopped.

Julia

Julia

Evening and Weekend Class and Party Instructor

I’ve always loved to cook with my family when I was little and now I love to experiment with new recipes and bake! I love working at Flour Power because I love seeing the children’s faces light up when they see what we are making. My favorite ingredient to use is vanilla-I love the smell of it! My favorite food to make is cupcakes (not only the baking but the decorating too!) My favorite dessert is anything that involves chocolate. My favorite kitchen scent is anything that hints of Christmas. My favorite Food Network check is Guy Fieri.

Jamie

Jamie

Evening and Weekend Class and Party instructor

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!

Meredith

Meredith

Weekend Class and Party instructor

Meredith lives in Raleigh with her husband and young son. She and her husband love cooking together and trying new recipes. Meredith’s educational background is in visual arts, so she loves to make food that tastes AND looks good! Meredith has worked with youth for over twenty years- her first job was as a summer camp counselor! She loves getting to teach kids new skills in a fun environment. Her favorite ingredient to use: fresh Farmers Market veggies. Favorite food to make: Apple pie and her Favorite dessert: Ice cream. Favorite Food Network Chef: Anthony Bourdain

Mika

Mika

Evening and Weekend Party and Class Instructor

Ever since I was young I am always in the kitchen helping mom and grandma prepare meals. What I enjoy most about working at Flour Power: watching the kids progress and become more comfortable cooking from the beginning to the end. Favorite ingredient to use: Cinnamon because of its health benefits and savory flavor Favorite food to make: Smoothies Favorite dessert: Ice cream with oreos Favorite kitchen scent: Cinnamon buns in the oven Favorite Food Network Chef: Bobby Flay

Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios

Franchises Available

PO Box 99341
Raleigh, NC 27624

Phone: (919) 889-2598

Email: info@flourpowerstudios.com