|Cook with Mary is a service offering cooking instruction for individuals and groups, as well as cooking class parties and catering.
Who is Chef Mary Wheatley?
Mary Wheatley is the Owner of ‘Cook With Mary’, a local business specializing in cooking instruction. Mary teaches a wide range of cooking classes from Beginner Basics to International Cuisine. Her business encompasses teaching to children, adults, groups and individual instruction.
Mary graduated from Sullivan University with a degree in Culinary Arts. She received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Food and Cooking has always been Mary’s first love, but a career in the food industry followed many years in the health care industry. Mary worked in health care management for over 24 years, the majority of which was under the employ of Humana. Late in that career, Mary returned to school to earn the credentials to support her change in career paths. Mary is the former Owner/Pastry Chef of Louisville’s ‘Posh Pastries’.
After graduation, Mary re-entered the Food Industry as a manager for Breadworks, eventually working at three different locations. She began teaching part time with JCPS-Adult Education and Williams-Sonoma while continuing to work at Breadworks.
After 4 1/2 years with Breadworks, Mary started “Cook With Mary”, and hasn’t looked back. Mary teaches between 3-5 classes per week, schedules private parties and corporate events and finds time to volunteer and donate fund raising packages for organizations such as Family and Children First, Kentuckiana Children’s Center, Dreams with Wings, Ronald McDonald House and Actor’s Theatre.
Articles written about Cook With Mary have been published in Today’s Women and The Courier-Journal. Mary is a member of Women In Networking (WIN), and most recently has been invited to give cooking demonstrations at the new St. Matthews Farmers’ Market.
Mary is a Louisville native and shares a 20+ year marriage with husband Tony. Her daughter Lauren is an incoming Freshman at Murray State University, and son Logan is a Sophomore at Eastern High School. The newest member of the Wheatley household is a 1 1/2 year old Yellow Lab, “Brie”.
For more information on Cook with Mary. Call 502.429.5070.