Welcome! My name is Ann Shepard. I’m a single mother who loves to cook. I actually started this business to teach children how to cook. It’s been an adventure from kids classes to teaching life skills to team building to demonstration classes and now catering.
I grew up in Waterloo, Iowa. My family were lower middle class and grew most of the food we ate. My mom was a great baker and made a career baking wedding cakes. I learned how to cook at a young age and was responsible to help with meal preparation and canning and baking. I started in the restaurant business at 16 but didn’t make it a career. Life comes full circle and I am back to cooking again.
I still go back to my roots when it comes to cooking. I am NOT a chef! I am not a trained chef. I’m a home cook with a passion for cooking. My meals are not plated masterpieces or works of art. They are homemade using fresh ingredients, just like mom used to make. I love people and I love teaching people how to cook with lots of laughs and a great meal at the end.