Chef Instructor Sheila Crye has been teaching cooking in Montgomery County, Maryland, since 1998. In 2014, she earned the coveted Certified Culinary Professional designation by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She is an active member of the elite women’s culinary group, Les Dames d’Escoffier- D.C. Chapter.
Sheila’s early career was registered nursing, when she learned nutrition in nursing school and how to avoid cross-contamination in the operating room. Not a culinary school graduate, she has been a passionate home cook since childhood, learning first from both her parents and then from the 4-H Club. Once you have mastered some basic terms of art and culinary methods, she explains, you can learn novel cuisines simply by following recipes using the scientific method.