Interview With LaNeca Cox, Badass Cook
Jun14

Interview With LaNeca Cox, Badass Cook

Our friend LaNeca Cox reminds us that it is never to late to follow your dream. Hers was to be a cook at a restaurant in Vegas… and that is now exactly what she’s doing! Thank you LaNeca for sharing part of your inspirational story. LaNeca Cox, Badass Cook! LaNeca Cox On LaNeca Cox – I am stronger than I’ve ever thought to be. When I set my mind to something I go full throttle until I achieve my goal. Diva...

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Interview With Chef William Poole – Chocolatier
May17

Interview With Chef William Poole – Chocolatier

Chef William Poole “Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dewCover it with choc’late and a miracle or twoThe Candy Man, oh the Candy Man canThe Candy Man can ’cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good” [Writers: Chambers, Karina / Monaco, Katherine / Schjolin, Morten / Ingoldsby, Denis Noel]  Some songs make you happy. Some people bring smiles too. Chef William Poole, Chocolatier, brings...

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Interview With Chef Holly Chute
Apr19

Interview With Chef Holly Chute

Holly Chute, Senior Georgia Grown Executive Chef Chef Holly Chute’s career journey is truly a farm-to-fork story. A Yankee from New York, Chef is the State of Georgia’s most prominent champion of all things Georgia food from farms and ranches to food makers, restaurants, and chefs. I first met this talented chef a few years ago at a local Atlanta farmers market where she was promoting Georgia foodpreneurs. As you might...

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7 Stops On Your “Foodie” Journey
Mar22

7 Stops On Your “Foodie” Journey

Grandma & Me Oh how I wish I was back in my grandma’s kitchen sitting at the long, wooden table which seemed to go on forever. Challah, magically appeared still warm from the bake. It was impossible not to steal a nibble or two of this delicious, egg bread. Grandma’s kitchen was the ultimate ‘Foodie’ experience wrapped in love. It makes me smile to think what she would do if I told her she was a Foodie. She’d probably shake her...

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Ann Nguyen, Hospitality Student & Recipient of LDEI Scholarship
Oct21

Ann Nguyen, Hospitality Student & Recipient of LDEI Scholarship

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Ann Nguyen, a hospitality student at Georgia State University and a recipient of an Les Dames D’Escoffier – Atlanta scholarship award. I was curious to understand the challenges she faced as a hospitality major now taking all her classes online. I also wondered what her point of view was about the ‘new hospitality‘ and her thoughts of how these changes would...

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Diva Foodies Kid Chef – Brielle
Jan31

Diva Foodies Kid Chef – Brielle

We love kid chefs! A few weeks ago I popped into the Atlanta auditions for MasterChef Junior. Although I wasn’t allowed to see the actual auditions, I did meet some very cool kid chefs (and their parents) who were waiting their turn to cook their little hearts out for the judges. These kids were every bit as passionate as the adult chefs I know.  One of the special kids I met was adorable 8-year old Brielle. Only in the second...

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