Local cook invites everyone to become a gourmet chef

Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 at 08:09 AM.

She admits that her husband, Steve, is the guinea pig for the gourmet meals.

Steve smiled and added sarcastically, “It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.”

As the classes continued and regulars began coming each week, Conroy realized that she’d accomplished exactly what she set out to do, earning a living off of something she’s passionate about.

In addition, Conroy cooks the meals each Wednesday for the First United Methodist Church and has fed over 100 people each week for the last four years.

Her pastor, knowing her passion for the culinary arts invited her to replace the previous cook who had retired.

Conroy is inspired by many cooks but said that “you can’t go wrong” with Julia Child. She credits a rising interest in televised cooking shows for bringing awareness to creating great food at home.

“It’s all about earing good food, and having fun,” she said.

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