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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 (12) and Joey (10). When she’s not at the studio, you can find her at a soccer field, the library, a soccer field, volunteering at her children's school, or at a soccer field. 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.

Katie

Katie

Studio Manager

Katie is a graduate of UNCG with a bachelor of arts in liberal studies and has worked directly with youth for the past three years as a substitute teacher for Rockingham County Schools, where she specializes in exceptional children. Katie was raised in a family of amazing Southern cooks, so she enjoys cooking and baking for family and friends. She collects cookbooks and her most recent acquisition is “Hillbilly Cookin,” which she picked up during a recent trip to the mountains. One of her favorite childhood memories is her mom holding cooking classes for she and her sister during school breaks and Katie enjoys continuing that tradition with our Lil’ Chefs! Favorite ingredient to use: Eggs. Favorite food to make: Her famous deviled eggs. Favorite dessert: Her mom's homemade strawberry birthday cake. Favorite kitchen scent: Pumpkin. Favorite Food Network Chef: Trisha Yearwood.

Mike

Mike

Weekend Studio 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.

Michelle

Michelle

Track-Out Camp Instructor

Michelle was Jersey born and grew up on Long Beach Island. Her first two jobs were babysitting and working at a seafood restaurant. Michelle taught herself to cook while in college, and worked in the restaurant business until her early 30’s. She spent summers watching her mom host parties at their house with lots of Italian food. Her mom was a chef who worked at places with famous people in Hilton Head. Michelle also spent time working as a waitress at Hilton Head Health Institute. She has a passion for children and has worked with children who have special needs for over 15 years. Her favorite chef is her 3-year-old, who helps her cook every night and insists on cooking with grandma during the day. Michelle enjoys watching children get creative with food and seeing how proud they are with what they have made. She also loves the team working skills they learn and how silly they can be. She is obsessed with Cake Wars and Cutthroat Kitchen and her favorite ingredient to use when cooking is cheese. Favorite food to make: Lasagna. Favorite dessert: Anything with peanut butter and chocolate. Favorite kitchen scent: Hazelnut coffee. Favorite Food Network Chef: Jet Tila.

Tiffany

Tiffany

Track-Out Camp Instructor

Tiffany was born and raised in North Carolina. Starting at age 7, every summer she would visit her great-grandmother in Ohio with her mom’s family. While there she would learn to cook different types of Hungarian food. During Christmas breaks, she would go with her dad and his family to Mexico, where she loved to bake different types of bakery items like sweet breads and Tres Leches cake. Learning new things in the kitchen has always been fun for her. She loves working with little chefs because she enjoys being able to teach them new recipes with the ingredients they can easily find in their own homes. Favorite ingredient to use: Cinnamon. Favorite food to make: Tacos. Favorite dessert: Strawberry Cake. Favorite kitchen scent: Vanilla. Favorite Food Network Chef: Paula Deen.

Leanne

Leanne

Instructor

For generations, the women in Leanne's family have shared a love for cooking, baking and gathering together to eat! Growing up, Leanne spent a lot of time in the kitchen with her mom learning the basics. One of her favorite childhood memories is making homemade strawberry jam each summer. Today, Leanne is adventurous in her cooking and enjoys making everything from comfort food to Mexican to Thai. She is the reigning champion of her neighborhood’s Cupcake Wars competition and her husband is a five-time Chili Cook-Off Winner. When Leanne’s not having fun at Flour Power, she and her family enjoy exploring the outdoors, trying new restaurants and watching Netflix. Favorite ingredient to use: Garlic. Favorite food to make: Roasted Poblano and Corn Street Tacos. Favorite dessert: Blackberry Pie. Favorite kitchen scent: Anything Chocolate. Favorite Food Network Chef: Guy Fieri.

Margret

Margret

Instructor

Margret is a recent graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a BS in Psychology and Neuroscience and a BA in Political Science, and she plans to attend medical school in the future. She started baking when she was about 7 years old by helping her mom make Christmas cookie platters for their neighbors. After that, Margret loved baking interesting desserts and was well-known for her homemade tie-dye cupcakes! Today, she enjoys cooking more than baking and loves finding new recipes online. She loves working at Flour Power because every child lights up when they see their finished meal and seeing their excitement makes Margret happy! Favorite ingredients: Adding Mint to desserts for a little pop of flavor; Old Bay seasoning for everyday meals. Favorite food to make: Homemade Chips and Guacamole. Favorite dessert: Chocolate Cheesecake. Favorite kitchen scent: Pumpkin Pie baking. Favorite Food Network Chef: Cody, a competitor on Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship.

Nina

Nina

Instructor

Nina is a senior at Green Hope High School, and plans on attending the University of Georgia in the Fall. She has been cooking and baking with both her mom and grandmother for as long as she can remember, especially around the holidays, but she really became passionate about food two years ago. That was when her mom went back to work, so the responsibility of making dinner fell on her! Although she originally thought of it as a chore, she soon fell in love with the sights, sounds and smells that come along with cooking. Not only does she love making food, she loves trying it too! Traveling and trying new types of foods from different places is one of her favorite things to do, especially when it's something she’s never tried before. Nina’s favorite thing about working at Flour Power is getting to introduce new ingredients and recipes to the kids, just like her mom did with her. Favorite Ingredient: Butterscotch. Favorite Food to Make: Fried Rice. Favorite Dessert: Lava Cakes. Favorite Kitchen Scent: Chocolate Chip Cookies baking. Favorite Food Network Chef: Guy Fieri.

DaLea

DaLea

Instructor

DaLea enjoys cooking all types of meals and snacks, which she learned from her parents and grandparents. She enjoys cooking new things with her daughter and trying new eateries when she travels! DaLea is a school counselor with a love of children and enjoys interacting with them. Favorite ingredient to use: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Favorite food to make: Asian Dishes and Soups. Favorite dessert: Strawberry Shortcake and Peach Cobbler. Favorite kitchen scent: Homemade Apple Pie. Favorite Food Network Chef: TBD.

Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios

Charlotte - Raleigh - Cary
PO Box 99341
Raleigh, NC 27624

Phone: (919) 889-2598

Email: info@flourpowerstudios.com