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Chris

Chris

Studio Owner

Chris wants to live in a world where the smell of fresh brewed coffee is your only alarm clock, summer is a twelve-month season, and nap-time is socially acceptable for adults. As an early childhood educator for most of her career, Chris is an advocate for hands-on learning and believes in the value of making messes. She's worked with children of all ages and is excited to foster a love of cooking in chefs of all ages. Chris has fond memories of spending her early years at her grandmother's nursery school and her school-aged years helping at her family's restaurant. She sees Flour Power Kids Cooking Studio as a perfect blend of all her passions and an opportunity to start her own family-owned business (her daughter Shaylee is her partner and studio manager). Salty or Sweet: Why or? Chris loves salty and sweet together. Favorite Comfort Food: Grilled Cheese & Soup. Favorite T.V. Chef: Curtis Stone.

Shaylee

Shaylee

Studio Manager

Shaylee wants to live in a world where you don't have to wait for movie sequels, everyday is bring your pet (dachshund) to work day, and mornings don't start before 10:00 A.M. While working in summer camps during breaks from school, Shaylee developed a passion for working with children. After graduating from CSU she pursued a career in childcare, where she discovered - from making playdough recipes with toddlers, to working as the center cook, to providing the cooking enrichment program for preschoolers - the joy children get from cooking. Salty or Sweet: Shaylee loves salty, then sweet, then salty again. Favorite Comfort Food: Cheesy Rice. Favority T.V. Chef: Tyler Florence.

Grace

Grace

Instructor

Grace wants to live in a world where the weather is always 75 degrees and sunny, she can get all her clothes for free, and she can go on a morning hike in the mountains and be at the beach by the evening! She has worked with children of all different ages and started cooking classes at a young age and is excited for Flour Power to give her an opportunity to combine these two passions! Salty or Sweet: Usually salty, but sweet and salty is the BEST combo! Favorite Comfort Food: Fettuccine Alfredo. Favorite T.V. Chef: Gordon Ramsay.

Dane

Dane

Instructor

Dane wants to live in a world where people work to fix what causes problems for all and worry less about what doesn't concern them. Where someone can be viewed as both an adult and child educator. He feels that teaching kids is in his future and Flour Power is a great place to start! Salty or Sweet: Depends, but sweet mostly. Favorite Comfort Food: Gummies. Favorite T.V. Chef: He can't choose just one! Action Bronson, Matty Matheson, Andrew Rea, and Marcus Samuellson,

MacKenzie

MacKenzie

Instructor

MacKenzie wants to live in a world where she can travel any time she wants with no plan or agenda, just a destination! Feeling water vibes: she wants her backyard to feature a beach or lake front. She is beyond excited to combine her passion for working with children with her experience helping them develop new skills. Salty or Sweet: Normally sweet, but salty and sweet are better together! Favorite Comfort Food: Mac and Cheese. Favorite T.V. Chef: Gordon Ramsay.

Sophia

Sophia

Instructor

Sophia wants to live in a world where the weather is always 80 degrees and she can wake up and go to the beach. She wants everyone to be happy and healthy, and a world full of kind, respectful, and loving individuals. She's excited to use her skills developed in the culinary program at her high school and her experience with children in the Flour Power kitchen! Salty or Sweet: Salty AND Sweet. Favorite Comfort Food: Chicken and Waffles. Favorite T.V. Chef: Bobby Flay.