Meet CheffyK and CA
Kent and CherylAnn found each other in February of 2012 and instantly connected over their shared love of family, hospitality, music, travel, and food. Now they run a cooking school out of their home’s “Dream Kitchen,” remodeled in 2015/2016 for the purposes of entertaining and teaching. Here they teach a wide variety of food classes with an emphasis on high-quality, local ingredients and extreme hospitality! They love teaching people the art and feel of cooking. Their intention is to help you become more comfortable and confident in the kitchen, so as to better improvise and cook from the heart.
CheffyK, Kent Getzin, is a classically trained, award-winning chef with four years of culinary training, two of which were spent at The Culinary Institute of America in upstate New York. He has 37 years of food industry experience. Most recently he was the Director of Food Services for the Wenatchee School District, where he was inspired to help kids fall in love with real food.
During his 17 years in school food service, he and his team developed a model Farm to School program that gained national attention. He is excited about the movement’s potential to reintroduce kids to scratch-cooked, whole, fresh foods. He also speaks around the country about the benefits of Farm to School and teaches school food professionals how to improve food quality and to cook from scratch in their own operations. While his cooking repertoire is vast, his favorites include rustic Mediterranean, Italian and Cajun/Creole cuisines.
He is comfortable creating “mystery basket” dishes from whatever happens to be in the pantry. Utilizing high quality, locally grown or produced foods and preparing them in simple ways especially inspire him! He is passionate about teaching and sharing his knowledge of cooking.
CA, CherylAnn Crego, has been cooking for her family for the last 23 years and her son says she has quite a way with leftovers! She loves to cook over fire. CherylAnn doesn’t teach cooking techniques as she considers herself to be a student in the kitchen. Her role includes business development, admin, marketing, schlepping gear, and assisting CheffyK.
In addition to assisting CheffyK with cooking classes, CherylAnn teaches voice and piano lessons. You can learn more about her music school at cherylanncregomusic.com.
It is such a wonderful asset to our community that we have a professionally trained chef. In addition to all of Kent’s preparations being flavored to perfection, every dish is served with the addition of soulful humor. I love seeing someone practicing with true passion. CherylAnn brings grace, beauty, and assistance. All of this in addition to a sweetness that is irresistible. The chemistry that is Kent & CherylAnn is to spend an afternoon of fine cooking delivered with kindness, humor, and love that you simply will not find anywhere else.