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May 15, 2017
Get to Know the Instructor: Cat Parker

We love interacting with passionate food lovers in the area, so naturally we fill our cooking classes with cooking instructors who are obsessed with the art of creating the perfect dish. Cat Parker is no different. Her personality is bright, bubbly and she loves to involve the audience in each class she teaches.

This month, we’ve sat down with Cat and asked her to tell us all about her culinary upbringing, what inspires her inside of the kitchen and why she loves teaching at Whisk! Get to know Cat below and sign up for an upcoming Global Destinations class with her!

Q & A With Cooking Instructor Cat

What was your first food memory? 

The Bananas Foster at Sperry’s in Nashville 

How did you learn to cook? 

My parents cooked a lot when I was growing up, so I picked up a lot from them. Also, many episodes of Emeril. 

Do you prefer cooking or baking? Tell us why? 

Cooking. You hardly have to measure anything! 

What are three ingredients that you ALWAYS have in your kitchen? 

Peanut butter, avocado and oats. 

What are the three cooking items/gadget that you could not live without? 

A food processor, a grater, and my pasta machine. 

Where do you find your best cooking inspiration? 

When I travel abroad or eat somewhere new, even if it’s down the street. It’s fun to see what other chefs come up with. 

What is it that you love most about cooking? 

You can be as creative as you want and you are continuously learning. 

What do you make for your family on a lazy Sunday? 

Recently-Empanadas 

What is your favorite dish to make? What about your favorite to eat? 

Love making pad Thai Favorite dish to eat…Anything that involves slow cooked short ribs 

What do you love most about being a Whisk instructor? 

It’s like one giant family of people that love food! What could be better! 

If you won $1000 shopping spree from Whisk, how would you spend it? 

A set of awesome pots/pans