Creative Cook Classes with Charmaine Broughton, Linda Nardilli Morrin, and Christine Kropp
Charmaine Broughton? is a food media specialist, cooking instructor and host of “In Char’s Kitchen Kitchen” on YourTV Muskoka. Most importantly; she’s the mom of two hungry teenage boys; Tyler & Colgan. Charmaine understands the importance of preparing wholesome dishes while keeping time and budget in mind. Follow along: FB: Charmaine Broughton * Instagram: Charmaine_Broughton #InCharsKitchen
I am the second generation Canadian of Italian immigrants. Making and eating Italian food is second nature to me (probably genetic!). Although my career path was primarily social work and health care management, when I retired in 2011, I made the decision to share my passion of Italian cooking with others. And that’s when the idea for Pasta Hostess started, and was created as a business on April 28, 2012.
I have my Food Handler Certification and my business is based on partnerships with local food growers & co-ops, and businesses in the communities I travel to. Using fresh, local, organic ingredients and offering vegetarian, vegan, and dietary options ensures my clients’ enjoy my classes and catered services.
Owner and Baker Extraordinaire for the Whimsical Bakery, loves all things sweet and rises to the challenge in creating truly unique sweet treats for her clients. Christine has always loved to bake; the aroma of fresh butter, sweetness of vanilla and decadence of chocolate have found a home in her heart. “Baking is one of those things where I can let go – put all of my passion and skills that I have learned into a custom design.”
A graduate of Georgian College in Hospitality Management, Bonnie Gordon School of Confectionery Arts, Christine knows that the key to success is “all about consistency, and of course the ingredients!”
Christine currently lives in Huntsville, Ontario with her husband, John, who is the expert taste-tester for the bakery. “Much to his delight, he gets to test our cookies and cupcakes! Quality control is very important,” she muses.