Who IS He?

Me (aka He)
Me (aka He)

My name is Carlton Logan.  And I am He.

I am a self-taught baker and chef.

I learned by reading Joy of Cooking, Betty Crocker and all of the cookbooks written by the Doyen of Desserts, Maida Heatter.

I studied with the best culinary teachers by watching them on PBS…Julia Child, Marcella Hazan, Madeleine Kamman, Graham Kerr and The Frugal Gourmet, Jeff Smith.

I applied this knowledge and these learned skills first by assisting local caterers while working full time at Williams-Sonoma.  Then, I started another part time job - after making cakes for friends and co-workers, I started a dessert catering business, Butler’s Catered Desserts, named after my baker god parents, Samson and Loretha Butler.  For many years, they owned a bakery in Kansas City, Butler’s Bakery.

When I saw a need for cooking classes in the city, I thought Williams-Sonoma would be the perfect place.  And I also knew of some local instructors from a cooking school that had closed several years before.  But something different happened.  My manager suggested I teach the classes!  So, for several years, I taught classes on basic recipes, regional favorites and classic desserts.  

Then, someone suggested I apply for the job as chef at a local special events facility in Lee’s Summit.  I was concerned because I’m not classically trained.  But I decided to apply for the job.  In I walked with petite versions of my popular desserts at the time: Mexican Mocha Torte and Maida Heatter’s Chocolate – Brownie Cheesecake.  And with those, I got the job at Longview Mansion.  For 5 years, I cooked for weddings, social and civic events, Christmas luncheons and dinners and tours of the mansion. 

I am also a life coach, Sunday school superintendent, poet and business trainer.  For more about my life coaching, go to carlton logan insight coaching (clic)

 

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  1. good for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! very sleek and stylish web page…I look forward to learning from you and finding out what you are up to…joe

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