Chef Adrianna Spencer loves to show others how to prepare healthy, awesomely delicious meals – then package and preserve them for the week so they will never want to buy prepared meals again!
Adrianna Spencer is a chef and serious foodie. Apparent from her the receipt of her first play kitchen at the age of three, Chef Adrianna showed she was destined for a career in food. She received an Associate in Applied Science in Culinary Arts in May 2005 from New Jersey’s Atlantic Cape Community College, then obtained an Associate in Applied Science in Pastry Arts in December 2005 from that alma mater.
Adrianna went on to earn a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Culinary Arts and Service Management in May 2008 from Paul Smith’s College of Arts and Sciences. She spent a semester abroad in Italy, studying the different regions of the beautiful country and how each region’s cuisine differed. After graduation from Paul Smith’s, she worked at the award-winning restaurant, Fat Canary, in Williamsburg, Virginia as its only pastry chef.
Then it was time to move back to her hometown of Vineland, NJ to open her first business, The Sweets Suite Bake Shoppe Café at WheatonArts in Millville, NJ, which she ran successfully for 5 seasons. Adrianna loves to share her knowledge and passion of food and cooking. While at her Shoppe at WheatonArts, she successfully facilitated several culinary arts classes for families. To her, there’s nothing more fun!
As a millennial, Adrianna has found, through research and social observation, that her generation loves fresh, less processed and less chemically-laden foods as well as experimenting in the kitchen. However, she’s also noticed two major skill gaps in her generation’s repertoire: time management and food knowledge – especially nutrition.
Having worked in the food industry for the last 15 years, Adrianna knows a thing or two about food and cooking. In that time, she’s noted how few people know how to prepare and store meals for later use. Many people buy their lunches (and dinners) fully prepared, which can be expensive, often unhealthy and completely unnecessary. All it takes is a bit of thought and planning!
In her spare time, Adrianna loves to bake and to travel; her two biggest passions. She also enjoys watching Netflix, reading and has a fondness for dill pickles.