Chef Monica Smith
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Monica D. Smith is a native of Gastonia, NC. She's the mother of 3 children - who's also an impressive TV stage personality and cooking instructor. One of Chef Monica’s favorite quote: “The kitchen is the heart of the home and cooking is the vein for pumping out comfort foods. So circulate love with every dish and deliver your family and friends heart-warming meals”.
Chef Monica graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Foods and Nutrition from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She recently graduated with Honors from The Art Institute of Charlotte in September 2012 with an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts. These two credentials are making her a formidable southern comfort chef and personality in her community and culinary circle. She holds a number of professional certifications and is looking forward to earning her Culinary Certificates as she starts her Chef career. She defines her style as cooking modern-styled southern foods with finesse and lots of love. She has challenged herself to taking classic southern dishes and making them a little lighter by blending them with fresh cooking techniques and other regional cuisines.