Our chefs and Instructors

Chef Jasper Mirable


 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


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


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.  

Chef Jim Tinkham


 Chef Jim Tinkham is a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and a Certified Executive Chef.  He started his career in 1979 in the hotel and casino industry and currently works for Fresh Ideas Food Service Management as the Executive Chef at William Jewell College. He is the President of the Greater Kansas City Chefs Association and was honored as their 2014 “Chef of the Year.” He has been teaching and sharing his love of food since 2012, and firmly believes that cooking should be fun! Jim proudly served his country as a member of The United States Marine Corp from 1980-1984.   When he’s not in the kitchen, Chef Jim enjoys spending time with his wife Stacey and 2 children Kayleigh & Bryce, golfing, and creating stained glass projects.

The Electrified Cooks


Roxanne Wyss and Kathy Moore have been a team for over 37 years.  They started their careers together in Rivals Kansas City test kitchen.  Since then, they have written more than a dozen books on slow cooker meals to slow cooker desserts.  They are thrilled to share their love of food and cooking for our customers. As food consultants, they develop recipes and set the standard for innovative, carefully tested, creative recipes and food information. They specialize in “What’s for dinner?” to offer a variety of easy recipes and are leading experts in small appliances.  As cookbook authors, bloggers, food writers and culinary teachers they share a passion for cooking and family dinners, communicating clear directions and revealing skills and tips sharpened by years of test kitchen experience. 

Judith Fertig


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. 


Lana Bellah


Lana Bellah is a woman of many talents - life coach, yoga instructor, and food enthusiast.  Her passion for cooking and entertaining are a great way to bring people together in a fun way for great conversations and connection. 

Carey Iennacarro


Carey Iennacarro, owner of Sprinkled with Sugar Bakery, is a super talented cake artist and creator of Kansas City's Premier Custom Cakes.

Beautifully Delicious KC


Katie Craddock had been a hobby baker since she was in high school. Over the years she continued to try new things and after a while, people started requesting her cookies and cakes.  With a lot of encouragement from her coworkers, family, and friends, she decided to give my small business a go! She takes great pride in her work to ensure it really does taste as good as it looks.