Hey, y’all, my name is Marilee Johnson. I have had a passion for cooking since the early 1980′s. I found myself in a job that was unsatisfying and learned about a local cooking school. I attended Rich’s Cooking School, in Atlanta, GA and studied under well-known southern chef, cookbook author, and two time James Beard winner, Nathalie Dupree. Nathalie is the author of eleven cookbooks and host of 300 television shows which have aired on PBS, The Learning Channel and The Food Network. Using Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”, I accomplished the classic French techniques and creations.
I spent 10 years cooking professionally and have worked for award winning restaurants such as Indigo Coastal Grill and Partner’s Pantry. Also, I worked under the tutelage of Chef Vagn Nielsen, Corporate Executive Chef of longtime award-winning favorite, Proof of the Pudding caterers in Atlanta, GA. While managing Emory University’s Faculty Dining room, I created heart healthy menus approved by the American Heart Association.
I needed a break after spending 10 years in commercial kitchens. Over the last seventeen years, I’ve had a successful career in sales. After 12 years at one company selling business telephone systems and VoIP products, I decided it was time to explore other opportunities. I kept coming back to cooking. In 2011, I began volunteering at The Cook’s Warehouse as an assistant in their very popular cooking school program. It has filled my heart to be back in this environment again! This is what I love!
I write about various subjects on this website. It’s not just about bread and soup, as you can see!
I reside in Atlanta, GA.
What I do
My mission is to teach others to be confident in the kitchen and provide easy to understand tips, techniques and recipes.
Live cooking classes are available now! Please contact me if you would like to improve your cooking skills.
Why I do it
I want to share my love and knowledge of cooking with you! Everybody has to eat, right? So why not learn to love to cook? I hope to inspire others to get out of their cooking comfort zone and enjoy playing in their own kitchens!
What would you like to learn? I’m here for you!
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It is my sincere hope you find the information on this site useful and I look forward to your comments and questions via my Contact page.