Meet Our Team

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”  Virginia Woolf

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Sandi Graham, Owner

It was a long-time dream to own a cooking and sewing school.  I (finally) opened Vintage Kitchen after 27 years of teaching Family and Consumer Sciences at middle school, high school, and college levels as well as teaching undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses.

I have earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Home Economics and Nutrition from Mansfield State University and a Master of Sciences in Community Nutrition with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition.

Cooking classes at Vintage Kitchen are designed to incorporate food science, time-management, nutrition, and, most importantly, fun.  You need to eat to live, so you may as well enjoy the process!

Sewing class are also on the menu at Vintage Kitchen.  Beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes are scheduled in multi-lesson sessions.  There are also project based classes for children and adults.

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Bryant Belknap

A former restaurant owner, Bryant has been with Vintage Kitchen since the beginning!  Bryant is the number one assistant and the best at teaching with Asian flavors, bringing his “International Eclectic” ideas to Vintage Kitchen.  His creativity in the kitchen will inspire your taste buds.

 

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Jamie Davis

Jamie organizes Tastefully Simple Meal Workshops at Vintage Kitchen.  She the Sticky Fingers 4-H Leader for our cooking club. Jamie is also our “Executive Creative Director” aka idea maker!  You can follow her on Facebook at Tastefully Simple with Jamie Davis.

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Kristen Dougherty

Kristen is our cake decorating diva!  Her full-time position is at Wegman’s as a cake decorator and baker.  She teaches our cake decorating classes and serves as the 4-H Leader for the Cake Bosses 4-H Club.  She can teach anyone how to make great looking cakes (and her buttercream is to die for!)

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Crystal Torrisi

Crystal is our French Macaron maven!  With her experience in food supply, get ready for classes with the latest food trends.  You will also see Crystal leading some of the birthday parties at Vintage Kitchen.

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Gemma Cuffari

Gemma is our world traveler!  She is particularly versed in Japanese cooking.  You will see her teaching our Sushi Party and Noodle Bowl classes at Vintage Kitchen. You can follow her adventures in travel and cooking at https://travelinggemblog.wordpress.com/.