Chef Monica is a native of Gastonia, NC, proud mother of three and grandmother of 2. Her company, Chef Monica Blends ®, Inc. released its signature spice line in 2018. Chef’s initial launch was premiered on Amazon Prime. She soon opened her first brick and mortar retail outlet at Spruced Goose Station: Eats and Treats in McAdenville, NC with her corporate non-profit partner Holy Angels, Inc. Chef Monica ® Spice Blends would soon be sold in other retail outlets such as Raw Essence in Columbia, SC and Beverly’s Gourmet Food Market in Charlotte, NC with Mecklenburg County Market. You are also able to purchase Chef Monica’s Blends on her website daily.
Chef Monica is a charismatic celebrity chef, who has competed and entertained audiences locally and nationally, such as on Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games, Cutthroat Kitchen, and a guest on Chef Jeff Henderson’s Flip My Food. She hosts cooking classes for youth, hospice survivors, and families of domestic violence, executive teams, suicide prevention, churches, seniors, and girl’s night out, and other special occasions. She has written countless recipes and has toured across the NC, SC, and VA based region with grocery chain Food Lion for 8 years. Chef Monica’s recipes have been featured in international magazines and other business trade outlets. She recently has been hired by Jack Daniel’s Beverage Company to feature their drinking beverages with her Spice Blends.
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Chef Monica inspires audiences with her personal mission of “bringing families back to the table”. Chef Monica is a proud graduate of Appalachian State University and the Art Institute of Charlotte, NC. She loves encouraging families to cook at home more often with fresh ingredients, creating healthier eating habits. Her #Eat2LiveLonger campaign encourages families to gather at the kitchen table, eat more meals that are farm-to-fork, and create a sustainable healthy eating lifestyle. She has challenged herself to take classic southern dishes and make them a little lighter with fresh foods and fusing them with other cuisines.
A few notable guests Celebrity Chef Invitations for Chef Monica are: NFL Carolina Panthers Cam Newton’s Santa Sleigh Ride through Charlotte, NC. Guest Celebrity Chef for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital fundraiser at the St. Jude Wine Country & Garden Harvest in Middleburg, VA. This event was hosted by National News American Journalist Roland Martin and wife Dr. Jaquie Hood Martin and BET co-Founder Shelia Johnson. She has worked alongside and fed numerous celebrities including; Nick Cannon, a host of BET’s Gospel Best’s singing artists, Celebrity Chefs; Kardea Brown from the Cooking Channel and Food Network, Bravo’s Top Chef Carla Hall of The Chew, Hell’s Kitchen Season 9 winner Chef Rock Harper, and Season 11 Winner 13 LaTasha McCutchen and Chef Jeff Henderson New York Times Best Selling Author. She was staged with National Comedian, Tone-X for a one-of-kind stage show titled Comedy and Cuisine. You can follow Chef on Social Media or contact her via email: