Barbara Crispin

A Certified Personal Chef, Barb is a member of the United States Personal Chef Association and a Certified Culinary Inspirations Instructor. Cooking is in Barb’s blood. As a young girl, Barb spent many hours in her Pennsylvania Dutch grandmother’s kitchen helping to bake goodies like shoofly pie and oatmeal raisin cookies. Etched in those memories was the realization that special things happen in the kitchen. A Gift of Thyme Personal Chef Service is a culmination of childhood memories, a passion for good food, hard work and fun. In business since 2004, Barb is a “one-woman-wonder” when it comes to solving the “What’s for dinner?” dilemma. Barb became a personal chef in 2004 and earned her advanced certification in 2006. In 2010, Chef Barb was part of the winning Chef's Knockout team at the US Personal Chef Association national convention. An avid traveler, Barb brings an exploration of varied cuisines and new ingredients to her cooking. Barb’s adventurous spirit and fun-loving nature are evidenced by her past accomplishments as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines, Girl Scout Leader and elementary school teacher in rural Alaska. Currently Chef Barb plans and prepares meals for a wide variety of clients - young families, working couples with no children, retirees, and busy singles - all wanting to follow a healthier lifestyle. She also caters small dinner parties and conducts cooking classes and interactive dinner parties.