Chef Jasper J. Mirabile, Jr., is a professional chef and culinary instructor. Chef Jasper was trained in Italy and attended the University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Restaurant & Hotel School. He has made guest appearances at The James Beard House in New York. He and his cooking have been featured in USA Today, the New York Times, Cucina, and Midwest Living.
Chef Jasper is the Chairman of Slow Food Kansas City and national board member of The American Institute Of Wine & Food. Chef Jasper is the Wisconsin Chef Ambassador for 2009 & was just voted Top Culinary Educator by Kansas City Magazine. He is certified by the Italian Federation Of Chefs In America. Chef Jasper also hosts a weekly radio show in Kansas City on KCMO 710 & has a weekly TV segment on the local NBC affiliate and he and sells a successful line of Italian sausage, dressings and pasta sauces. Kansas City, MO, is his home.
Chef Sophia Chatfield is from Indonesia. She graduated from culinary school at Johnson County Community College. She has held the position as Executive Chef at several area country clubs in Kansas City. She is the Executive Chef and Director at Barstow School in Kansas City , MO. Chef Sophia has been teaching cooking classes since 2006, with experience in a wide variety of International Cuisines, as well as American Regional. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her triplet daughters and her husband, Matt, who is also a chef at A Thyme For Everything.
Chef Matt Chatfield has been in the restaurant business for more than three decades. He gained his knowledge working alongside some of Kansas City's Premier Chefs, and through JCCC's Culinary Arts Apprenticeship. With experience in restaurants, country clubs, hotels, and private businesses. He hopes to pass on the "secrets" he has acquired in the kitchen to his students. He is the former Executive Chef at The Culinary Center of Kansas City (2006-2013) and continues the teaching tradition at A Thyme for Everything. He is currently the Executive Chef for Roth Living on The Country Club Plaza, a Wolf and Sub Zero Showroom. He is the proud father of triplet girls. His wife, Sophia, is also a celebrated Chef and instructor at A Thyme for Everything.
Novelist and cookbook author Judith Fertig grew up in the Midwest, went to cooking school in London and Paris, and now lives in the Kansas City area. Described by Saveur Magazine as a "heartland cookbook icon," Fertig debuts a new novel that engage the mind, the heart, and all five senses—and celebrates cookbooks that reflect her love of bread, baking, barbecue, and the fabulous foods of the Heartland.
Fertig has appeared on the Food Network and many TV and radio stations. She gives talks across the country, blogs, tweets, and posts on Facebook. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, The Kansas City Barbeque Society, The Kansas City Novel Group, and IACP.