Chef Sandra’s interest in preparing food grew out of a family tradition that covers many generations of gardening, home canning and cooking fresh organic meals from scratch -- straight from the garden. Chef Sandra continues to enjoy fresh vegetables from the family garden as her parents continue to garden at the age of 91.
After preparing and canning hundreds of jars of fruits and vegetables, Sandra decided to share her many “creations” with friends, neighbors and business associates and has developed a long list of loyal followers. Since receiving her certification from Texas A&M, Chef Sandra has taught home canning classes throughout the Dallas metroplex and has created many of her own special recipes. Her passion for canning led to the start of her first business venture, Sandra’s Home Canning and Gifts which she operated over ten years.
Chef Sandra also assisted in the creation and development of a small fine dining restaurant in Dallas, where she prepared an array of gourmet desserts, perfected a number of restaurant cooking techniques, and taught gourmet cooking classes. Chef Sandra also helped to manage the restaurant’s special events and catering services.
For Chef Sandra, becoming a Personal Chef was a very natural “next step.” Chef Sandra loves every aspect of food, from shopping for specialty and ethnic food ingredients, experimenting with new recipes from simple to complex, or creating her own. Becoming a Personal Chef has allowed Chef Sandra to use her culinary expertise, her “Southern Flair”, her love for entertaining, and her many years of healthy “scratch” cooking to launch her own personal chef business.
Chef Sandra is a member of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA) and received a diploma from the Culinary Business Academy.
Chef Sandra is also a Certified Food Safety Manager through the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals.