My passion and love for cooking began at an early age in Dallas, Texas, in my Mamaw Gracie's kitchen. I remember cooking with my Grandma, and also watching PBS on Saturdays. Who knew that my Mamaw Gracie, Julia Childs and Jacques Pepin would have so much influence over me and my future experiences in the culinary industry? I think I knew back then that I wanted to be able to prepare food, and cook like they did. While I never experienced a meal from Julia or Jacques’ kitchens, I certainly did at my Mamaw's and it was transformational for me, even from an early age. I knew I loved my grandmother , and I loved good food, and the combination was inspirational!
I received my formal training at The Texas Culinary Academy in Austin, Texas, and I am a Le Cordon Bleu Honors Graduate. I used to develop recipes that were mass produced for Grocery Stores and Wholesale Clubs across the United States and Canada. I finally decided after 8 years of R&D work to open my own restaurant called Chef Pogue's Farm to Fork, located in Leander, TX. I want to build relationships within my community and be able to offer healthy natural and organic grown foods, that are locally grown, and are affordable, the flavors will speak for themselves.
My life revolves around my love of good food, cooking and developing recipes. I am in the food business because I love food and I believe that you "Live to Eat", not "Eat to Live". I would appreciate the opportunity to share my love of food and my culinary experience with you, your family and your special guests.
In my opinion, you do not have to be wealthy to eat well! I will make any event fit your budget needs. I want you to have the best culinary experience possible, and to gain your trust for future events, private dinner parties, cooking classes, demonstration cooking classes, or personal meal services.
Are you tired from a long day at work with no energy left to prepare the family meal? Or, are you just tired of too much take-out food? I have the solution: I can do all the shopping, cooking, and cleanup for your meal service needs.
This is also a great gift to offer to a friend or loved one.
Private Dinner Parties
If you want to have a special-occasion gourmet meal prepared for two or for twenty, I can meet your needs. I can help you customize large dinner parties as well as romantic dinners for two; with me in the kitchen, you can feel free to enjoy your large family gatherings, celebratory dinners, or upscale entertaining for your extra special guests.
Are you or your family wanting to make better menu choices for your weekly meals? I will develop a meal plan just for you or for your entire family. If you are on a restricted diet, I can also develop a meal plan that will cater to your individual needs..