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When I was a wee one, my Grandma Willie would plop me on the kitchen counter and share with me her love for cooking Southern Delta Cuisine. I would watch for hours on end as she would create dishes one after the other, along the way asking me to try this and try that, grab this, stir that… it’s my first memory of cooking… my first memory of food!
I have had the opportunity of learning from the ground up in the culinary industry… from washing dishes to executive chef/owner. I have worked and trained with some of the finest chefs in the world throughout my tenure. One of the highlights of my career thus far was when I traveled the world with the Le Mans Race Car Series for 5 years, cooking with and learning from 15 international chefs, some of whom later went on to culinary prominence.
Many culinary adventures later I found myself in Asheville, NC. For the past 15 years I have been an active voice and participant in the food scene that is Asheville. I am most connected to the Farm to Table culture that encapsulates so much of our food landscape here. I have recently stepped away from my position at a very beloved restaurant called HomeGrown amidst the pandemic and have found myself wanting to “get back” to an intimate relationship between myself, food, and the smaller community. I miss small intimate occasions and those connections where I can create and share all the recipes and dishes I have learned over the years.
My primary focus is all things LOCAL & SUSTAINABLE. I work daily with local farmers to procure the best local product possible. Each menu that I have created for you is local (centric). When unable to attain a product locally, I will source responsibly from regional farms.
I am looking forward to sharing a meal with you!
Chef Terri cooked an incredible Italian meal for a party of 8 celebrating a 40th birthday. She was professional and personable. She had great communication with us leading up to the event and everyone loved the food- soup, salad, and chicken entree. It was a wonderful way to start our trip and was so nice not having to cook or clean anything up.
Chef Terri and her assistant we extremely courteous and understanding even when the attendees got in the way or peppered her with questions. The food was scrumptious and very well presented. If your looking for a brunch sure to please, try Chef Terri.
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