It takes a village at The Kitchen Chick, and we’re proud to introduce our fabulous team of chefs who bring personality, style and excellent taste to our famous cooking classes. The Kitchen Chick also welcomes a variety of guest chefs who bring their talent and passion for cooking to our shop throughout the year. Read on to learn more about our instructor team and what inspires them in the kitchen.
After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, decided to try her hand at cooking and accepted a position with Outward Bound in Minnesota. There she managed their kitchen and prepared two daily meals for the camp’s 50 staff members. She learned, among other things, to bake bread from scratch, inventory a kitchen, and cook for the masses – all the while loving every second of it! Cooking is her favorite creative outlet and she enjoys coming up with new recipes and ideas. Making classic comfort foods healthier is one of Bailey’s many talents! One of her favorite ingredients is spaghetti squash and she uses it to replace traditional pasta in dishes like Pad Thai and classic spaghetti. Some of her favorite cooking memories were created in the kitchen classroom here at The Kitchen Chick. When she’s not in the kitchen you can find her playing guitar, paddleboarding, or practicing yoga.
Lee Glover remembers childhood meals, while lovingly prepared by her mother, consisting of canned green beans and browned ground beef swallowed in ketchup. Her mom did not understand or value hours spent preparing a meal that would just be consumed in a matter of minutes. Initially she followed her mother’s lead, putting food on the family table because it was dinnertime and taking no joy in it. All of that changed when her daughter, Bailey, learned to cook. With music playing in the kitchen and perhaps some wine flowing, Bailey made cooking a social event where conversation was as important an the ingredients in the pot. Her daughter taught Lee that a recipe is merely a suggestion and to let the dish itself tell you what and how much to add. Lee doesn’t consider herself a chef like Bailey, but she does display newfound confidence in the kitchen. She still learns from Bailey every time they cook together and loves to watch her create edible masterpieces while assisting her as sous chef. Lee thinks that if her mom could see them side-by-side in the kitchen she’d finally understand.