Dynamic and accomplished food service professional with extensive experience in profit and loss, operations management, creative menu development, hiring and supervision of staff.
First Baptist Church, June 2013 to present Food Service Director
Responsible for Food Service on all levels for a 1200 member congregation. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: food purchasing, inventory and budget control, food prep for all meals at the church, supervising 3 employees, maintaining a clean and operable kitchen.
In Good Taste Cooking School, 2002 to present Cooking School Owner and Instructor
As the mother of 2 children, I have enjoyed using my culinary background to teach children’s cooking classes as well as classes for adults. Good nutrition and health as an everyday way of life are incorporated in how and what I teach.
In Good Taste Cafe and Catering Company, 1990-1996 Owner, Chef and Manager
In my late twenties, I attended La Varenne Culinary School in Paris, France. Upon my return, I opened a breakfast/lunch cafe and catering company and continued to teach cooking classes. Catering clientele included corporate, church, government, and private functions ranging from 12 people to 700 people.
Ogden Allied, 1986-1990 Catering Sales
Responsible for securing business, working with client to create a menu, working with chef on costing and expenses, and overseeing the event.
Edwina’s Cookery, 1984-1986
Cooking School Assistant and Kitchen Store Manager
Managed store and assisted with cooking classes and catering
La Varenne Culinary School Paris, France 1990
Salem College, Winston- Salem, NC B.A. 1984 Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
Martin Middle School, 2009-2011 PTA President
American Cancer Society Red Sword Guild Gala, 2008
Volunteer Coordinator for Food and Beverage for 700 guests
Hayes Barton Methodist Church, Present
Volunteer Coordinator for weekly MYF Youth dinners and other food functions
INTERESTS AND HOBBIES
My Family FCA Volunteer Huddle and Bible Study Leader for Martin Middle School Bible Study
Reading Running Tennis Hot Yoga