Cooking with Denay

Nothing says love like homemade pie!

About US

"My first memories of great food began by watching my mom make Danish pastry. The momentous occasion usually took place around late March, just when the weather was beginning to change. Mom learned to make the pastry from a neighbor next door who moved to Detroit from the Virgin Islands. I was about four years old and from that time forward I began my sensuous love affair with food.

My career journey has included working as a cook, food stylist, and caterer, pastry assistant, cooking instructor and all round food enthusiast for more than twenty five years, all while working traditional jobs to make ends meet.

I have worked in a major hotel, a swank urban restaurant, catered for the rich and not so famous, been the food stylist for a “love chef” and a few others promoting their books and products, and learned to make the best Pecan Pie in the world. The journey has not been easy, and I continue to work tirelessly to perfect my craft and spread the word about the importance of learning how to cook and bake from scratch. It is a noble cause.

There really is nothing more fulfilling than preparing a delicious meal for the people you love."

Detra Denay Davis is a writer and cooking instructor living in Cary, North Carolina. She writes a Blog for everyday food enthusiast and a food column for iEmporium.com and the Village Griot. A former caterer from Michigan, Denay was featured in Bon Appetit magazine and is an active member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, an organization dedicated to keeping the diverse food cultures of the American South alive. When Denay is not writing cookbooks she teaches an online course for homed-based bakers titled How to Operate a Home Based Bakery-Micro Course and cooking/baking classes for the Wake County Public School System Lifelong Learning Program. Visit and contact Denay at www.cookingwithdenay.com.

This fall Denay began teaching online "How to Operate a Home-Based Bakery - Micro Course" for bakers who want to operate a successful home-based bakery. Ever thought of selling your special gourmet cookies or your grandma's delicious toffee? Take your product from kitchen to market. How to Operate a Home-Based Bakery is an online course for bakers and candy makers. There are currently ten states that allow home-based bakers to sell their baked goods directly to the public. The states are: Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, and, Virginia; anyone is welcome to enroll in the course. Just think that recipe you've been hoarding may be just the ticket you need to create profits from your kitchen! Learn more about this online course by visiting http://www.cookingwithdenay.com/workshops4.html

Our Products
Old Fashioned Pies Check my website for Cooking and Baking Classes at Wake County Public School System Lifelong Learning Program-Reedy Creek Middle School in Cary, North Carolina, and our new online course How to Operate a Home-Based Bakery.

Directions
All cooking/baking classes are held at: Reedy Creek Middle School 930 Reedy Creek Road Cary, NC 27513 1st Floor-Home Economics Room or Online through the Learning Design Group http://learningdesigngroup.net/ Instructor: Detra Denay Davis, Cooking with Denay

Hours of Operation
See the Wake County Public School System Lifelong Learning Catalog for scheduled classes. http://communityservices.wcpss.net/lifelonglearning

Web Site
www.cookingwithdenay.com

Here's where you can find our products

Please email or call (919-412-9158)to special order one of our delicious pies or visit my website at www.cookingwithdenay.com

Remember you may pay using your credit card. Visit: http://www.cookingwithdenay.com/pies.html

Pie Menu

Chocolate Pie, Southern Pecan Pie, Lemon Chess Pie, Pineapple Brule, and Sweet Potato Pie.

Cooking with Denay
Detra Denay Davis
P O Box 4935
Cary, NC 27513
WAKE County
Phone: 919-412-9158
contact@cookingwithdenay.com

Special News

How to Operate a Home-Based Bakery - ONLINE Micro Course is for anyone interested in learning more about the home bakery business. Economic times are growing more and more unpredictable and more people are losing their jobs than ever before. Is there a solution?

Ever thought of selling your special oatmeal butterscotch cookies or your grandma's delicious toffee? Take your product from kitchen to market. How to Operate a Home-Based Bakery is an online course for bakers and candy makers.

There are currently ten states that allow home-based bakers to sell their baked goods directly to the public. The states are: Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, and, Virginia. There are numerous counties across the United States that also allow bakers to operate a home-based bakery.

Just think that recipe you've been hoarding may be just the ticket you need to create profits from your kitchen!

Throughout the years there have been village and town bakers who provided local citizens with delicious fresh baked goods. During tough economic times a local baker can be a most valuable asset.

The course curriculum offered by the Learning Design Group (http://learningdesigngroup.net/) will cover the compliance regulations for “your state” along with information on the basics of recipe development, food storage, food safety and sanitation; practical benefits of advertising/marketing, (press release design/alternative media submissions) branding, selling products online and more. The 10 week online course begins Monday, October 13, 2008 through Monday, December 15, 2008. If you want more information about this course email or call me at 919-412-9158, I am the online Instructor.

Do you want to bake pies, lots and lots of pies? Order "Little Black Book of Pies" today, the perfect gift for the baker in your life.

Free Delivery within Research Triangle Park!!!


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