“Love people, cook them good food”
Ever since she was a child, Jen has loved being in the kitchen. She recalls spending a lot of time cooking and experimenting with ingredients and spices, and even pretending to host her own cooking show! She now enjoys cooking with her own daughter and passing on the traditions and love of making amazing food. Jen has taken cooking classes throughout her adult life, and worked as a culinary instructor for kids at a school in Virginia. She developed several cooking class curriculums, including “A Whole World of Cooking”, “Book Cooks”, and “Growing Gourmets.” Through a chance meeting, Jen found the Culinary Cottage and loves being both a student and sous chef. After getting to know Nicole, the two decided Jen would be an excellent choice to develop a kid’s program for the Culinary Cottage. Working with kids in the kitchen allows Jen to open them to the world of cooking at a young age while incorporating reading, math, science, literature and a whole lot of fun.
"People who love food are the best people."
Donna is a food lover and accomplished home cook. She loves collecting cookbooks, something she started while in college at East Texas State University, and reads them like a novel (her collection is now over 8,000!). Donna is a small business owner who loves taking cooking classes in her spare time. She attended a few at The Culinary Cottage in February of 2019 and has been with us ever since!
Donna makes sure all our class attendees arrive to a well-prepped kitchen and helps ensure everyone is well taken care of during class.
She enjoys spending time with her son, who regularly indulges her love of cooking classes by attending with her. Lucky mom, and lucky us to have her as part of our team!