About Me

Cooking was probably my first love. Long before the Easy Bake Oven I was in the kitchen with Mom, tasting the cake batter at that tiny perfect spiral the beater made every time. Later, in grad school I made biscuits every week, served banquet halls, and ran the dishwasher.

As a Chaplain I taught students how to cook, making soup at the weekly Bible study. As a Clinical Social Worker in hospital, home health and hospice I quickly learned the critical roll nutrition played for others.

My creative optimistic nature, my artistic training, my professional skills, the support of friends, a few well chosen alternative medical services, Tai Chi and the diverse eating opportunities in Atlanta put me on the road to a rich journey of fun, healthy eating. Who knew Kinnikinnick Foods - Gluten free chocolate chip cookies made with pea flour and Almond Butter had more nutrition than a sandwich and looked like a decadent treat!

Today I intentionally cook for dancers, families, strangers , friends, and myself. I cook from scratch and usually without recipes, do the dishes and take out the trash.

I am honored you visited my site ... Namaste

Why you will be confident in doing business with True Color Cooking, a division of True Color Services, LLC:

Professional Personalized Service

You work directly with the Chef to create individualized menues

Experience working in a variety of kitchen working environments: individual homes, camp kitchens.

Women - Owned business, Member of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Association of Greater Asheville

Locally grown, organic, ethically produced goods - Hickory Nut Gap and Flying Cloud Farms of Fairview, NC (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project Local Food Guide www.asapconnections.org)

I am listed in the above Local Food Guide 2009-2010

You can find my products locally at: Trout Lilly Natural Foods Market; French Broad Co-op; Black Mountain Farmers Market; Montford Books; Greenlife.

I am proud of my reputation and the relationships I've established with my customers. I would welcome the opportunity to be of service to you and/or your organization.

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  • Gluten Free Catering and Baked Goods
  • General Catering
  • Traditional Chef for Hire Services
  • Event Food Consultant and Kitchen Management
  • Dance Weekend Catering
  • Cooking for Adults and Kids Teaching the "Art of Catching the Fish"
  • Food Art
  • For fun - cooks with out a receipe
  • Resume

Counseling - Food & You

  • Counseling at the Crossroads of Food and Mental Health (ADD/ADHD, Arthritis, HIV/AIDS, Cancer)
  • Team Building Facilitator — "Time Around the Table"
  • Shopping and Cooking Companion
  • Resume

Photography by Brent Fleury (brent@boldlife.com), Andy Estes, Bob Bennett, Dennis Merritt, Dave Pokorney.

Uniform Embroidery: Lantana Productions

Knives Sharpened by Ray Kilby 828.776.8800

Professional Affiliations:

Mountain BizWorks


American Culinary Federation

American and Personal and Private Chef Association

International Slow Food Movement

National Association of Social Workers

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project