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Chef Maria Crann

Growing up in South Philadelphia, Maria developed a passion for food and cooking at a very young age.  This passion led her to obtain a degree in Culinary Arts, which launched a new career as a chef and instructor. 

 

She’s held positions catering private events, as a personal chef and as a substitute teacher teaching high school students at a Technical College High School.  As a Culinary Instructor for a Summer Camp program she met Chef Jarrett and the following year Create-a-Cook was born. 

 

She continues to pursue her love of cooking and fulfilling her longtime dream of teaching culinary arts to children.  She enjoys watching  her students explore new flavors and techniques while building their confidence in the kitchen. 

Chef Jarrett K. Young

As a chef, Jarrett has gathered many experiences from teaching high school students at a Technical College High School to a Culinary Arts Instructor at a summer cooking school for 8 years.

Becoming the Director of the Culinary Arts Summer Cooking School, widened his experiences to working with children of different ages.

 

Jarrett is also an instructor for the Accredited Culinary Arts Program at Delaware County Community College under the direction of former Executive Chef of Le Bec Fin and owner of Gilmore's of West Chester, Peter Gilmore.  In addition to his many educational experiences, Jarrett has held titles from Executive Chef to Entremetier Chef.

 

His intense training started with World renowned French Master Chef Dominique Filoni, at Savona Cucina Della Costa. His career began as he studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York, where his love for cooking blossomed. Chef Young has a personality that allows people of many ages to understand and learn to enjoy cooking.

 

He is patient and his sense of humor helps all people with their comfort levels in the kitchen.  He gives the art of cooking a different flavor for people who never knew cooking could be so much fun.  All of these experiences gave Chef Young the desire to share his knowledge and love of cooking with others.

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