From Patricia …
“I fell in love with cooking as a child growing up in the fine dining restaurant industry, yet it was not my first career. I spent 20 years as a Retail Executive traveling the world. Though I had little time in my life for cooking, experiencing flavor profiles from many cultures deepened my passion for food. When my husband’s job led us to a move to Tryon, I took an early retirement and enjoyed raising my young sons and training as a Show Jumper. With my son’s all off on their own and my time in the saddle behind me, I came full circle back around to my love of cooking. After pursuing professional training via time in culinary school and taking extensive specialty courses I began offering chef services in the Tryon area.
My specialities range from one-on-one Private Chef work focusing on clients with special dietary and illness related needs to catering large family gatherings and special events. I also love teaching one-on-on cooking classes to clients interested in cooking healthy, delicious meals. My flavor profiles span the globe from Asia, to Morocco, the Mediterranean and classic America comfort foods while focusing on nutrition and the finest freshest ingredients.”
When I first moved to Tryon, North Carolina, I was fortunate enough to land in Patricia Compton’s neighborhood. Her “welcome to the neighborhood” gifts were the most heavenly soups I had ever tasted. I have not only come to know Patricia as a fun, generous spirited neighbor, but as a “world class” private chef, who is also very knowledgable about cooking “healthy” gourmet meals that are custom taylored for individuals with health concerns. She even teaches others to cook for themselves … generously gifting them with her recipe “secrets”. AND she caters too. This big-hearted Tryon NC personal chef is the best! When I let my guests know that Patty was cooking for my cocktail party, they ALL showed up and devoured everything! Need I say more?Lynda Evans