|Chef Cathy Luce
teaching students in the classroom
The Georgia Campus is one of only three dedicated, year-round
Personal Chef Service training facilities offering state-of-the-art,
"real world" hands-on instruction for the aspiring
Personal Chef Service business owner.
With three instructors and a class size limited to eight
students, we provide a progressive learning environment that
achieves a balance between an individual's need for personalized
instruction and the interactive dynamics of a group learning
Chef Cathy Luce, CPC
||Cathy Luce, CPC is the Director of the United
States Personal Chef Institute of Georgia and the owner
of Magical Meals Personal Chef Service in Atlanta, Georgia.
In January of 1997, Cathy left a career as a technology
consultant with Coopers & Lybrand Consulting to follow
her true passions - cooking and teaching. She joined the
USPCA and began her wonderful journey as a Personal Chef.
As the USPCA grew, Cathy became more and more involved
with the organization. She began by volunteering to teach
at National Conferences and was chosen to be a part of
the team that helped write many of the early course materials.
In 1998 she began teaching the USPCI weekend classes on
"Basic Personal Chef Operations." In 1999, she
was awarded the "Golden Wisk Trainer of the Year."
Also in 1999, she started the Atlanta chapter of the USPCA,
which has grown to over 80 members. In 2001, when the
decision was made to expand the USPCI to three national
sites, Cathy was chosen to be the Director of the Atlanta
location. She continues to love being a Personal Chef,
so when she's not teaching she's cooking for her clients.
Chef Scott Wilson, CPC
||Chef Scott Wilson, CPC, CEC, AAC is the
owner of Healthy Home Cooking Personal Chef Service in
Cumming, Georgia, a Certified Personal Chef with the USPCA,
and has been a member of the USPCA for over 5 years. As
a member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) more
than 18 years, he has obtained the designation of Certified
Executive Chef and is currently a member of the American
Academy of Chefs with the ACF.
Chef Monique Porche-Smith, CPC
||Leslie Monique Porche-Smith, CPC, CC has
been member of USPCA since August 2000. As a graduate
of the Art Institute of Atlanta with a degree in culinary
arts, Monique has received multiple awards and professional
recognitions from the Art Institute of Atlanta, American
Culinary Federation, Holly Springs Business & Professional
Association and the National Restaurant Association.
Chef Carlin Breinig, CPC
||Carlin Breinig, CPC has been a member of
USPCA since August 1998 and USPCI instructor since July
2000. Carlin is a member of the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs
and an instructor at the Cook's Warehouse in Atlanta (www.cookswarehouse.com)
and has been a presenter at multiple USPCA National Conferences
and specializes in freezing techniques, customer service
and business organization.
The facilities are in a turn-of-the-century building with an
eclectic, retro decor allowing a creative, yet relaxed and
comfortable learning environment.
The Georgia Campus is located in the Historic Highland District
of Downtown Atlanta.