Chef Monica is a native of Gastonia, NC, proud mother of three children: MJ, Morgan and Martin and grandmother to three. Her company, Chef Monica ® Blends, Inc. released its signature spice line in 2018. Chef’s Spice Blends can be purchased on her website at www.chefmonicablends.com. You may also purchase them with their non-profit partner, Holy Angels, Inc. at their retail outlet; Spruced Goose Station: Eats and Treats in McAdenville, NC. Chef Monica ® Blends may also be found in various other retail outlets in NC, SC and FL and Markets.
Chef Monica is a charismatic celebrity chef, who has competed and entertained audiences regionally and nationally. Listed are a few of her recent events:
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Jack Daniel’s ®Beverage Company partnered with Chef Monica ® Blends featuring Chef’s recipes and sharing their message of “Bringing Families Back to The Table”
July 2021, Chef became an Official Influencer with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada to kick off their Savour Culinary Festival
Chef Monica was Southern Women’s Show 2020 6-state Nationwide Tour’s Featured Chef and has been invited back for their 2022 Tour
Chef Monica continues to be an annual Chef Feature for BlackExpoSouth, SC sold out Taste of Black events and 2nd day kiosk events
She has competed on Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games and Alton Brown’s Cutthroat Kitchen
She has been a celebrity guest on Chef Jeff Henderson’s Flip My Food
Since 2012 Chef has written countless recipes and toured NC, SC and VA with region-based grocery chain, Food Lion as their Executive Stage Performing Chef
July, 2021 Chef has been the celebrity guest chef and mainstage feature at the Locd by Nature Expo in Gastonia, NC.
Chef Monica has done several keynote addresses and received accolades from both college alma maters: Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, and The Art Institute.
Chef Monica’s recipes have been featured in international magazines and other business trade outlets.
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Chef Monica has been proud to hosts cooking classes for youth, hospice survivors, and families of domestic violence, executive teams, suicide prevention classes, churches, seniors, and girl’s night out, and other special occasions. Chef Monica inspires audiences with her personal mission of “bringing families back to the table”. She 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 with her #Eat2LiveLonger campaign. She has challenged herself to take classic southern dishes and make them a little lighter by using fresh foods, modern cooking techniques and fusing them with other cuisines.
A few notable Celebrity Chef Invitations for Chef have been with: NFL former Quarterback, Carolina Panther, Cam Newton during his 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 but not limited too; Award Winning Actor, Hill Harper, Nick Cannon, a few BET’s Gospel Best’s singing artists, Celebrity Chefs; Kardea Brown from the Cooking Channel and Food Network, former 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 New York Times Best Selling Author, Chef Jeff Henderson. 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: