After running the successful Diabetic Foodie website for more than 10 years, author and founder Shelby Kinnaird realized blogging wasn’t interactive enough for her. While she loves to cook and write, Shelby also discovered a passion for teaching after becoming an instructor at her local Lifelong Learning Institute. She decided to offer more hands-on, in-person cooking experiences that involve fun conversation too. Not cooking classes per se, but cooking experiences.
Shelby’s ultimate dream is to host in-person cooking experiences in fun foodie destinations. Imagine going somewhere like the Outer Banks of North Carolina (OBX) for a long weekend. On Friday night, you attend a cocktail party with a local chef. On Saturday morning, you have a food shopping experience unique to the area. For example, at OBX you might visit the docks and learn about different types of local fish and seafood. After shopping, you head to a kitchen to cook. You and a partner team up to prepare one or two recipes. After everyone finishes cooking, the dishes come together into a complete meal and you all sit down to enjoy the food. Finally, on Sunday, the chef you met Friday night hosts a brunch at their restaurant. Then you head home with a full belly, delicious recipes, and a bunch of new friends. Doesn’t that sound like fun?
It will happen. Once we get COVID-19 behind us, it will happen.
In the meantime, we’ll keep cooking and chatting over Zoom. Please Put on Your Apron and join us!