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Bobbi

Bobbi

Manager/Instructor

Bobbi grew up in Illinois & moved to North Carolina in 2007. She went to Eastern Illinois University to earn her Bachelor's & Master's degrees. She teaches Food & Nutrition at a local high school. She has 2 college-aged sons. Bobbi loves spending time in the kitchen with anyone eager to learn! FAVORITE INGREDIENT: cheese FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: Mac & Cheese FAVORITE DESSERT: Angel Food Cake FAVORITE TV CHEF: The Pioneer Woman BEST FOOD-RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Anything her Mom or Grandmas cooked! BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Keep practicing! Never give up!

Instructor

Savannah grew up in North Carolina & attends college when she's not at Flour Power. She has volunteered at Discovery Place Kids & Huntersville Elementary. She was also a camp counselor. Savannah enjoys cooking & reading. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: chocolate chips or cinnamon FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: lasagna or any other pasta dish FAVORITE DESSERT: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream FAVORITE TV CHEF: Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman) BEST FOOD-RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: When her best friend came over & they made homemade pizzas for the first time, followed by ice cream sundaes! BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Skills come with practice, so don't be too hard on yourself! Just do your best & have fun with cooking!

Studio Owner/Operator

Sha grew up in Pennsylvania (Go Steelers!). She was an elementary school teacher for 14 years. She enjoys cooking, reading, the beach, & time spent with friends, family & her lazy (but cute) English Bulldog. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: cumin FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: chicken tacos or pasta FAVORITE DESSERT: brownie fudge sundae FAVORITE TV CHEF: Ina Garten BEST FOOD RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Making Thanksgiving dinner with her Grandma & Aunt D BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Read the recipe, but don't be afraid to tweak it to your taste!

Eric

Eric

Instructor

Eric is from Massachusetts & moved to North Carolina in 1997 to escape the New England winters. When not at Flour Power, Eric manages an elementary school cafeteria. He has been a food service manager for almost 20 years in schools, hospitals, casual fine dining & a pizza shop. He has also worked as a scratch baker, soccer referee, ice cream maker & mortgage broker. He enjoys sports & he loves cooking for his family! He is almost always ready to share awesome Dad jokes too! FAVORITE INGREDIENT: Butter FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: Tuscan Butter Shrimp FAVORITE DESSERT: Banana Split BEST FOOD RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Cooking on Thanksgiving with his Mother & Grandmother FAVORITE T.V. CHEF: Anthony Bourdain ("Good food is very often, even most often, simple food. Food brings people together." BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Keep it simple, and don't be afraid to make mistakes. Find a recipe you can understand & follow & give it a try. You can totally do it!

Instructor/Floater

Dakota was born in Connecticut, but has lived in North Carolina since he was a pre-schooler. He attends a local high school where he is part of the soccer team & ROTC Program. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: Bacon FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: Cheeseburger FAVORITE DESSERT: Ice Cream FAVORITE T.V. CHEF: Gordon Ramsey BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Practice!

Instructor

Sarah is from Charlotte. She attends college, volunteers at church & also at DPK! She loves spending time with her family, friends, & dog. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: Sugar FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: Spaghetti & Meatballs FAVORITE DESSERT: Chocolate Cake BEST FOOD-RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Cooking dinner with her sister while listening to Taylor Swift songs. FAVORITE T.V. CHEF: Buddy Valastro BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Follow the instructions the first couple of times you make something. After that, make it your own by adjusting ingredients to what you like.

Instructor

Christian grew up in Burlington, NC. She completed her undergraduate studies at UNCC & received a Schoo Psychology degree from Winthrop University. She has worked for a local school district for 23 years! Christian actively volunteers with her church, Girls on the Run group, & recently graduated a Girl Scout troop that began over a decade ago. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: Onions & Garlic, FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: Homemade Alfredo Sauce FAVORITE DESSERT: Anything with Chocolate BEST FOOD-RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Cooking with her grandmothers - cubed steak, stewed squash, homemade chocolate pound cake, angel biscuits, cucumber sandwiches & homemade ice cream! FAVORITE T.V. CHEF: Paula Dean BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Take a recipe then put your personal spin on it with ingredients you love - the rewards are worth the risk in most cases!

Instructor

Madison is a college student studying to be a Mechanical Engineer. She loves working with children & also works as gymnastics coach. She volunteers her time to work with students with special needs at her church. She loves cooking with her family & trying new recipes. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: Parmesan Cheese FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: Pan Asian Salmon from Bonefish Grill FAVORTIE DESSERT: Cheesecake BEST FOOD-RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Having bake-off with one of her childhood friends. She made a red velvet cupcake shaped cake with cream cheese filling. FAVORITE T.V. CHEF: Bobby Flay on Chopped BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Make a recipe your own!

Instructor/Floater

Ella attends a local high school. She enjoys working with children and also babysits. Ella enjoys spending time with her family and 3 younger siblings. She loves baking, cooking, trying new recipes & eating them! FAVORITE INGREDIENT: Cream Cheese FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: Chicken Salad FAVORITE DESSERT: Cheesecake FAVORITE T.V. CHEF: Rachael Ray BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Don't be afraid to try new things & experiment with different ingredients. The kitchen is a fun place!

Tatiana

Tatiana

Instructor

Tatiana is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University. When she's not teaching at Flour Power, she teaches culinary classes at her alma mater, West Mecklenburg High. Tatiana is one of 5 children & has 3 children of her own. She enjoys cooking & giving back to the community to bring future Little Chefs into the hospitality community. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: salt (You can't go wrong with salt!) FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: Asian-Inspired Food FAVORITE DESSERT: cheesecake BEST FOOD-RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: watching her dad create beautiful cakes & watching the customers' faces light up! FAVORITE T.V. CHEF: Buddy Valastro ("Cake Boss") BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: It's OK to make mistakes! It's through this learning curve that you create something totally unique.

Savannah

Savannah

Instructor

Savannah is a college student from West Virginia. She is pursuing her Elementary Education & Special Education degrees & will graduate soon! Savannah enjoys cooking, baking, dancing, & playing with her Goldendoodle. Prior to joining the Flour Power team, Savannah was a competitive dancer for 10 years & dance teacher. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: onions FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: mac & cheese FAVORITE DESSERT: ice cream BEST FOOD-RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: making homemade apple pies with my grandmother FAVORITE TV CHEFS: Christina Tosi & Gordon Ramsay BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Don't be afraid to experiment with a variety of ingredients - especially ones that are unfamiliar!

Laura

Laura

Instructor

Laura is a graduate of Michigan State University - Go Spartans! She teaches high school culinary classes & raised three grown children. She enjoys creating her own recipes, running, the beach & DIY Pinterest projects. Laura believes that some of life's best memories are made while cooking! FAVORITE INGREDIENT: garlic FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: sautéed shrimp with garlic FAVORITE DESSERT: dark chocolate BEST FOOD-RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: ice cream sundaes for breakfast on Christmas morning FAVORITE T.V. CHEF: Giada BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Re-read your recipe before you step into the kitchen.

Instructor

Amy is from Johnstown, PA. She loves loves cooking, baking & trying new recipes with her husband & son. When Amy isn't at Flour Power she also works as a Preschool Assistant Teacher. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: cheese FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: chicken & broccoli fettuccine alfredo BEST FOOD-RELATED CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Going to her Pap & Grandma's for homemade swiss steak, mashed potatoes & gravy FAVORITE TV CHEFS: Ree Drummond & Rachael Ray BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Keep practicing & don't be afraid to try new foods & recipes.

Alandra

Alandra

Instructor

Alandra is from Boston, MA (Home of the Champs!). She knew she wanted to be a chef at the age of 6. She started her own personal chef & catering business. Alandra has moved to Charlotte to expand her experience in teaching culinary to both children & adults. Her family is from Trinidad & America. FAVORITE INGREDIENT: tomatoes FAVORITE SAVORY FOOD: brown stew chicken & rice FAVORITE DESSERT: lemon-raspberry cheesecake BEST ADVICE FOR NEW COOKS: Keep an open mind!