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Amy Rebhan Amy Rebhan

Amy is gifted with a great talent of creating delicious and trendy food as well as entertaining people. She has been teaching at the Savory Spoon for 6 years and has a strong following. Amy has a grand library of cookbooks and prides herself in being up to date on all the latest culinary trends. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Hotel/Restaurant Management from State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Her passion for fabulous food reaches every student in every class. We call her the culinary Queen Bee. She has had her local catering business fEAst for 8 years and has volumes of satisfied customers. We are happing to have her on our in house teaching team!

Laurie Conrad

Laurie Conrad

Originally from Northeast Wisconsin, Laurie Conrad now resides in Two Rivers with her husband and two children.

Gifted with dual talents of being a great chef and entertaining people, Laurie has been teaching cooking classes for years both privately and with culinary venues; Williams-Sonoma, Whole Foods, The Savory Spoon, Orange Tree Imports, The Willy Street Coop, All Through The House and is a guest instructor at the Madison Food & Wine Show. Laurie prides herself in using both the freshest ingredients, along with organic and locally grown foods.

She is a culinary expert when it comes to knifes and the science and anatomy of cuisine. Her special traits lie in baking, desserts, comfort foods, vegetarian and eclectic dishes.

Heidi FanninHeidi Fannin

Mother of 2, wife, foodie with a dash of crazy. Heidi is a local food advocate in Racine Wisconsin and strives at creating a shift in our culture of food.

Heidi is the owner of Body Wellness by Heidi and the founder of Eat Right Racine. Her current project is called "kitchen kidz"…. Changing the way the world eats, one child at a time…

Heidi received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she was trained in a vast amount of different dietetic theories. She is the chair of Empty Bowls in Racine and creates many wellness events for her community.

Susan HoldingSusan Holding

Susan Holding is the owner and pastry chef of The Little French Bakery/Cooking School in North Freedom, WIsconsin. She trained in Paris, France at Le Cordon Bleu. Her cookbook, The Little French Bakery Cookbook was released in November 2014. Susan loves the sights and flavors of Door County having been a visitor since she was a small child. She and her husband, Gary, reside in North Freedom.

Rachel Hass LohmanRachel Hass Lohman

Rachel owns Drink Coffee and the Cookie Lady in downtown Sister Bay. Aunt Ruthie's house has a special place in Rachel's heart. It always smelled of the most delicious homemade cookies. Ruthie began to teach Rachel all the secrets of cookie making when she was just a wee sprite. Now, with years of practice, Rachel create delicious cookies and pastries for all to enjoy!

Cathy Mazarek

Cathy Mazarek I have been baking since I can remember, but most likely, I started baking on my own in my 9th or 10th year. My mother was very trusting that I would not burn down the house. Aside from my mother, I gleaned bits of information from my aunts, one grandmother, a friend, and yes, Julia Child on TV.

My claim to fame in my prior, non-Sweetie Pies life was my ability to tackle cheesecakes successfully, and my command of Christmas cookies. Alas, you see, I really did not plan to be a pie maker until I decided to leave the insurance profession and become a partner at Sweetie Pies.

Mike MeadMike Mead

Mike Mead is the Chef and owner of the Shoreline Restaurant in Gills Rock, Door Counties most northern restaurant. Mike and his wife Mary have owned the restaurant for 18 years and he is the primary Chef. Mikes passion for salmon and whitefish dishes have visitors coming from all over the country to their restaurant in Gills Rock. Their slogan is "Eat The Whitefish" The dining room has a most spectacular view and makes one think they could actually see a salmon jump in the picturesque bay.

Mike is a great teacher and with his contagious smile, students flock to his informative and entertaining classes.

Terri Milligan

Terri MilliganChef Milligan is a recognized chef, culinary instructor and food writer. In addition to teaching at the Savory Spoon, Chef Milligan teaches hands on and demonstration classes at various locations throughout the state. She is also a featured writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel food section and has a featured quarterly article in the food magazine Edible Door.

Chef Milligan has been recognized both nationally and locally. She has been featured in a variety of print publications including Good Housekeeping, Midwest Living, Wisconsin Trails, and Bon Appetit. She has all been featured on the Food Network and in various newspapers including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Louisville Dispatch and the Chicago Tribune.

Chef Milligan offers a variety of culinary instruction via the interest. Her Culinary Classroom vides are available on her Youtube channel. Her website features interactive recipes and cooking instruction as well as links to her Youtube channel.

Jean True

Jean True

Jean True began her culinary career 38 years ago as a cooking instructor. With a MSED, sharing her personal passion for fine foods, especially French and Italian, was so natural. Catering became an off shoot from her "students" inquiring "why mess up my kitchen cooking for a party when I could just call Jean"? Being the sole proprietor, Jean booked the events, shopped, cooked and served her clients' events, including weddings. A few years later, she did hire expert, professional chefs, servers, and event consultants so as to further develop her business, True Cuisine, Ltd. Jean's company did cater in the Chicago land area for upscale weddings, social and corporate events. The successes were due to the extreme attention to every detail and direction, making sure the clients' visions were True Cuisine's vision, too. Jean did sell her company in 2008. She is currently teaching mostly French cooking classes at Marcel's Culinary Experience in Glen Ellyn, Il since it opened in 2012. With an extensive background from studies with Jacques Pepin, Kathy Alex, Monique Hooker and Nito Carpita of St Remy, France, her students are learning great techniques for preparing the best French foods. Jean does plan culinary trips to France for interested groups.

Gail Rueckl

Gail Rueckl

Chef Gail Rueckl has earned her Associates Degree in Culinary Arts, from Nicolet College, in Rhinelander, WI. She has had over 40 years of working in the Food Industry and has taken courses at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, and was part of nation-wide cooking group on Facebook with Martha Stewart Radio.

Her experiences started at 16 years old working at an historic diner in Green Bay, WI called "Sneezers" (where Packers coach Vince Lombardi would frequently have lunch) Grocery Store Merchandiser, a Sales Representative for Kraft Foods, catering, and baking for a private girls camp in Minocqua, WI for 400 people.

She has a strong passion for all kinds of food, loves to focus on beautiful, healthy, and tasteful ingredients, and loves to teach all the skills she has learned.

Marta Volkman

MartaChef Marta P. Volkman, an accomplished professional Chef and Baker born and raised in Oak Park – River Forest Illinois. As a young homemaker and Mother of three daughters, (Kaitlin 24, Rebecca 22, and Christina 12), raising my daughters in Naperville Illinois, she only dreamed and fantasized about becoming a Chef one day.

In 2008, Marta applied to The Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Chicago. After completing a the two year program and receiving an associate degree in the Fine Arts, she was awarded an academic scholarship to attend The Dominican University in River Forest Illinois in pursuant of a Bachelors degree in Nutrition and Food Science. In 2008, Marta became a member of the American Culinary Federation, so that she could learn as much as she could about the Culinary Industry through working and volunteering in many social events. As a member of the ACF, she has been enlightened by the course of teaching the Sweet and Savory Art of cooking to others of all ages.

In the fall of 2012 Marta decided to relocate to Sister Bay, Door County. She hit the ground running with her "Kitchen Lines." Her love for cooking and baking has led her to the love of teaching the tricks and the trades of this fabulous industry. Hoping to inspire the men, women and the youths of today that have a passion for food to follow their dreams so these students could achieve a delicious day every day.

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12042 Highway 42 • Ellison Bay, WI 54210 • Phone: (920) 854-6600

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