Funloving cook, Everybodies favorite cook, Hotel cook for the Marriott Corporation, Church cook, Self employed as a Banquet Chef, Personal cook to many Celebrities, Family, extended family and family friends cook too. Caterer, Wedding Coordinator, Master Photographer, Videographer, Interior Decorator, Designer, Hotel Manager and Career Trainer specializing in Customer Service and Telemarketing.
My favorite things to cook
Pasta dishes, Southern dishes, Caramelized Onions, Desserts, Asian dishes, Italian dishes, Seafood dishes, Maryland Blue Crabs, Imperial Crab dishes; especially Shrimp dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Helping my Mother prepare Southern dishes, making Christmas cookies from scratch since I was 5 years old. Making Stewed Chicken & Rolled Dumplings all by myself at the age of 13, Picking fresh veggie's from Grandma's farm, she raised chicken's, hogs and every vegetable under the sun. Wow, those fresh beefsteak tomato sandwiches, I still eat them. My Grandmother's Southern Bisquits, large, round, high and extremely soft from the center to the edge, served with Fried Apples or King Syrup. Boy could she cook a table full of good food. Two or three Desserts every Sunday prepared by my Mother, my favorites were German Chocolate Cake and Coconut Cake, both made with fresh shredded coconut. I never knew what a box cake was until I saw them in the market at age 23 ha ha ha; by then I was considering becoming a Pastry Chef. Maryland Blue Crabs and Holiday Meals are a specialty of mine; while making a beautiful table with an awesome centerpiece makes the meal so special.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking for 700 people for a New Years Eve Church Breakfast [that many eggs stink, believe me] making Christmas and Thanksgiving Church Dinner for 1200; working at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab cooking for 5,000 people per week; working the Baltimore Convention Center preparing for 6,000 to 8,000 people. After a big job I tend to soak and relax in the whirlpool filled epsom salt. It works for me !!!
My cooking tragedies
Burning all the pig feet for a pork party having to start all over. Being called by my neighbor to check their grandfather because they could not wake him up, being CPR Certified, I found him dead and I was in the middle of preparing Sweet Potato Pies for my son's dinner party, I was so upset when I got home because Mack and I were friends, we met on the back patio every morning , he would sample my food; he was a ok guy. I forgot to add the eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg to my pies, I told my son and he was a little upset because he had braggaed about Mom's famous pies. I added the cinnamon and nutmeg on top of the pies after I baked them. No one ever knew, they were a hit.... my son kept my secret. SAVED this time... smiles.