Jermaine and Ashley met in Los Angeles in 2014. As 2 east coast natives that met on the west coast, their approach to dating and life in general was very relaxed and natural. They quickly connected through their love of food and bringing friends and family around their table.
Jermaine served in the US Air Force and has a knack for making complicated things easier. While living in LA, he lamented the flavor of his Grandmother's mac and cheese and found it difficult to find good Caribbean food out west, so he took matters into his own hands. Taking advantage of living in LA, he then auditioned for Master Chef, Season 6, where he went on to make it into the top 100. Since then he has created meals at countless Star Studded events and has been featured on Food Network. When he's not whipping up gourmet meals, you can catch him demonstrating 1-3 signature dance moves at a party near you or inducing meat coma at his favorite Korean BBQ restaurants.
After graduating from North Carolina A&T in 2009, Ashley started her own clothing line, combining classic vintage and modern pieces. Eventually, she learned that she wanted to wanted to expand and inspire the world through her expertise on food, travel and fashion. She has been engulfed in hosting and cooking since childhood, after growing up watching her Grandmother and Mom host friends and family for holidays, special events and really finding any excuse to put together a beautiful experience for guests. Ashley is an advocate for nutritional food and truly believes that natural remedies are the key to keeping our bodies in their best shape. Through her blog LifestyledbyART, Ashley inspires the world to eat healthy and live vibrantly with her wholesome recipes, homemade beauty secrets, holistic remedies, travel guides and more. Her perfect weekend involves exploring a new brunch spot, baking therapy and the beach!
Ashley and Jermaine knew that together they could change the world by combining both of their skill sets, inspiring teamwork through cooking and hosting and thus, Cooking with Bae was born!
Learn From Us!
Our teaching approach is relaxed and chill but still very educational in nature. We teach in an intimate setting with a small number of students so that we can work hand in hand with you and truly focus on teaching you the skills you would like to acquire.
Our classes are designed to provide knowledge on the history of food, understanding of each individual dish, how to properly prepare the dish as well as host pairing ideas.
Dinner is served.
The Private Dinner Party is for the professional, creative and classy individual alike who loves food and connecting with others! You provide the location and we take care of the rest, from the invitations to the beautiful decor to the cocktails to the 5-course dinner.
The Private Dinner Party is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, engagement... or just because! Share your vision with us, allow us to handle all of the details and arrive to dinner in style; ready to laugh a lot, eat amazing food and have the time of your life!