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Chef Colin & Jamie
Professionally trained at the Culinary Institute of America, and years of sharpening his skills at restaurants across the country, Chef Colin brings his experience and passion for gastronomy to you in the most approachable way possible.
He is the humble entertainer who is willing to share his cooking techniques, recipes, sourcing of ingredients, and over 20 years of restaurant experience. He's the spice guru and an avid canner and pickle maker.
A chef since the 3rd grade... His first live cooking demonstration was at show and tell where he prepared beef bulgogi for a very hesitant bunch of classmates and one shocked school teacher. Colin ran home from school that very afternoon, burst through the front door, declaring his future as a PROFESSIONAL CHEF (and baseball player/firefighter)... thank goodness his lack of batting skills, and fear of heights lead him to focus all his energy on the culinary arts!
Jamie Compton is at the helm of steering you toward the culinary experience only dreams are made of! Years of event planning and several turns around the service industry brings you a keen sense of menu planning and fierce attention to detail!
She is a brilliant master of ceremonies and comes from a long line of hostesses and professional partiers... like Emily Post who is the Master of the 12 Rules of Dinner Parties. Jamie sets a mean table, stirs and fierce cocktail and is gregarious.
The family also owns Barkley's Bistro, making healthy and wholesome treats for our four-legged friends and Jamie is know as a dog whisperer.