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Jacksonville, Florida

casual diner (0 reviews)

Member since: May 11 2008

Relationship status: Married

Occupation: Out of work personal chef/part time real estate agent

About Candie
I am a self taught cook with a brief culinary educational experience at the Natural Gourmet Cookery School. Growing up in a restaurant family, I have performed many different jobs in the industry. Did not graduate as I decided to leave the program early due to repitition of the curriculum. Started my own personal chef business when I returned home to St. Simons Island, Georgia and was quite successful for 4 years. Love the whole foods, natural tilt when it comes to what I put in my body as well as others when it comes to food. I get excited just walking into a grocery, especially a Whole Foods Market or any specialty food market for that matter. I love food!!!! I love looking at it, buying it, cooking it and eating it! I think my favorite part of cooking is actually the mis en place of the meal. Sometimes it is a let down when it is done and it is time to cook it all! Of course, that let down passes when it is eating time. I did go to college...graduated University of Florida with a business degree majoring in real estate. Just got married at age 41 in Puerto Vallarta last November during the time of the Festival Gourmet! Everything seems to be surrounded by food in my life. Trying to figure out where I can fit into the world of food as a career now. I am already a great food critic but certainly would love to make my mark publicly instead of just privately in this industry.