Culinary Classes in North Carolina
CHEF AMANDA CUSHMAN
As the founding chef of Chapel Hill Cooking Classes, I am a culinary educator, food writer, private chef and consultant and have been in the food business for over thirty five years. My philosophy is to learn, grow, cook and enjoy, and I have had quite the journey in and out of the food business. Having grown up with a mother that was a gourmet cook, food has always been a large part of my life; a place of joy, comfort and nurturing.
I relocated to the Triangle in North Carolina in 20015 and enjoyed what is known as the “best new food area on the East coast”.
This is my time to move on and I have now semi-retired in the Netherlands. My business will now be run by a talented young chef Leslie Chartier. She will be creating her own brand of classes, dinners and food experiences for the area, please give her your support.
Leslie: I am so excited and privileged to have the opportunity to take over from Amanda. It has been a joy to work with her over the past year and a half as she prepared to make this transition to Europe. Having over twenty five years of experience in the industry as a caterer, cake designer, personal chef, restauranteur and hospitality manager, it is my pleasure to spend my energy now as a culinary instructor.
My biggest passion is sharing the gift of hospitality with those I encounter, whether that’s in a cooking class or a pop-up dinner. I am so excited to be involved in your food journey! Cheers!