Since 2009, I’ve taught cooking classes out of my kitchen in our 1924 historic Mediterranean Revival home nestled in the heart of College Hill in Wichita, Kansas. My passion for entertaining comes from my Lebanese heritage and from growing up in a family where nightly, home-cooked family meals were a ritual and large extended family meals were a weekly occurrence.
Teaching cooking began as a day dream with a few pushes from a couple ladies who are my mother’s friends by the name of Marilyn and Donna. I’d see these ladies at the gym, and they’d encourage and nudge me to start teaching cooking classes. With a wonderful husband encouraging me, a little planning, a “why not see where this takes me” attitude, I launched Social with little expectation and a zest for sharing my love of creating delicious, simple food.
Creative careers rarely are a straightened arrow, unlike my husband’s law profession, and the excitement of trying new ventures has led my career to food styling for corporate photo shoots, styling for a cookbook, writing a weekly food column for the Wichita Eagle since 2016 and my current project of finishing up my own cookbook. Hoping it’ll be in people’s hands this November.
Thank you for stopping to peek into my world. Hope you find something here that inspires you.