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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.

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.

Frances Bentley

Frances Bentley

Instructor

I started cooking when I was a child, so I love being able to help kids experience the fun too! Favorite Ingredient: Rosemary, Favorite Food to make: Beef Wellington, Favorite Dessert: Creme Brulee, Favorite Kitchen Scent: Pumpkin Pie, Favorite Food Network Chef: Chef Giada Laurentilis

Leanne

Leanne

Etiquette 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.

DaLea

DaLea

Weekend Party and Class 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

Franchises Available
PO Box 99341
Raleigh, NC 27624

Phone: (919) 889-2598

Email: info@flourpowerstudios.com