Dessert with Kadi Spruill from Kadi Bakes
Dish: Lemon Cake with Macerated Berries and fresh Whipped Cream
Lights, Camera, Kitchen!
Gabrielle Tenney, Chef & founder of Savvy & Well Meals
Since graduating from the Culinary Institute of American in 2007, Gabrielle has cooked at The Four Seasons Resort in Lanai, Hawaii, Picasso, a Michelin starred restaurant at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas and opened restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Her current mission is to inspire people to take control of their health through the power of food. She took on the role of health activist to inspire change in peoples’ lives and integrated it into her undergraduate work at VCU, where she graduated with a degree in Marketing. She decided to create Savvy & Well during a service-learning course at VCU working with Ford Motor Company to alleviate food deserts in Church Hill. Working with leaders of organizations in the Richmond community including Bon Secours, Shalom Farms, Edible Education and the American Heart Association inspired her work to continue in the reduction of food poverty in America. She is also an avid traveler which greatly influences her food. You can experience her ethnically diverse comfort foods at home with her Savvy & Well Recipes.
Breakfast with Gabrielle Tenney from Savvy & Well
Dish: Butternut Squash Sausage Hash
Tammy Brawley, owner of The Green Kitchen
Tammy’s culinary journey began in 2006, starting her own company, The Green Kitchen, offering catering services for small dinner parties.
In 2007, she found she had a love for teaching others and sharing her passion for cooking while conducting classes at SurLaTable, all while attending and graduating with honors from the culinary program at J. Sargeant Reynolds in 2009. This led to a management role of the culinary program at SurLaTable from 2009-2012. Her culinary resume now includes personal chef, where she is able to mesh her creativity with her clients’ individual needs.
Her strong passion for cooking and love of teaching has led her to her ultimate goal of her own cooking school where she plans to meld her passion for cooking and knowledge of gardening into a sustainable future.
In the meantime, she can also be found catering events from birthday parties to wedding receptions to thoughtful memorial services throughout the Richmond area from 2-200. Be sure to check out her website at www.greenkitchenrichmond.com for client testimonials and fabulous pictures.
Additionally, She is a member of Women Chefs & Restauranteurs, American Chef Federation and is ServSafe certified.
Lunch with Tammy Brawley from The Green Kitchen
Dish: World of Grains Salad
Afternoon Energy Boost with Tropical Smoothie Café
Chef K, author of Phat Taste! Little Fat!
Chef K discovered her passion for food while growing up in a small village in Northern Italy where she learned to cook from the mommas and the grandmas of local Italian friends who prepared every meal with only the freshest of ingredients. Upon her return to the United States, she continued her culinary career cooking as Executive Chef in various kitchens. Chef K is now a Celebrity Chef on TV and has 2 published cookbooks “Phat Taste! Little Fat!” and “Chef K Goes to Yorktown Market Days” where she encourages her fans to use fresh ingredients, eat healthy and stay balanced. To purchase her books or find out more about Chef K, go to Amazon.com or find her on Facebook at Chef K Cooking.
Dinner with Chef K, author of Phat Taste! Little Fat!
Dish: Italian Chicken, Seared Zucchini, & Wild Mushroom Orzo
Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s menu boasts bold, flavorful food and smoothies with a healthy appeal, all made to order from the freshest ingredients. We find that superior, simple ingredients including real fruit and veggies set our smoothies apart from the others. And our toasted wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads and gourmet salads are made fresh with high quality meats and cheeses and topped with fresh produce and flavorful sauces.
Combine that with a fun atmosphere and unparalleled hospitality and you can see why people return again and again for the Tropical Smoothie Cafe experience.
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