Chef Catherine Parsi believes cooking is the single-most important skill to have in order to “live her best life,” as her students would put it.

Parsi has a Master’s in Education which she used to teach cooking at the high school level for 6 years.

Parsi says, “Teaching cooking was the perfect combination of my interests and skill set with the desire to make a positive impact in my community. My experiences in the classroom have been a huge blessing in my life and I still miss being in the classroom.”

Parsi spent 6 years elevating the high school culinary experience from a more traditional approach into first place dishes in cutthroat culinary competitions. Teams under Parsi’s reign placed in states and even competed on the national level.

Now Parsi is making use of the shared-use commercial kitchen in Bryan: “Come and take a class with me at this wonderful culinary space and let me share with you my passion for food and cooking.”

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Her curriculum officially launches with a fondant covered cupcake class, in which participants will learn the basics of sugar work and take home 12 decorated cupcakes. The class is at Renegade BCS on Wednesday, May 8 from 6-8 pm. Cost is $10. To participate you canĀ sign up here.

The class is just the first of many events partnering Renegade with Chef Catherine Parsi as she shares her knowledge of savory and sweet concoctions with the BCS area.

Parsi’s services include private catering, corporate events and competition consultation. For more info visit