Welcome!  My name is Ann Shepard.  I’m a single mother who loves to cook.  I actually started this business because my son loved to cook.  There weren’t any affordable options here in Southwest Florida so I started my own.  My original vision was to offer cooking classes to kids.  I think all children should learn how to cook.  By teaching them how to cook from scratch and using fresh ingredients it sets them up to make better choices when it comes to food and also expands their horizons on what they might like.

I grew up in Waterloo, Iowa.  All our relatives were farmers.  We grew up lower middle class and grew most of the food we ate.  I learned how to cook at a young age and was responsible to help with every meal preparation, table set up and cleaning up.