Welcome to Sweet Cayenne! If you are searching for mouthwatering recipes made with high quality, seasonal ingredients, you have come to the right place. But if you are a fellow foodie, love to cook, are looking to gain confidence in your kitchen skills, or just want to talk about recipes, you’re sure to find something fun and exciting here as well!
Now, for some introductions:
I’m Whitney, the registered dietitian (RD) turned professionally trained private chef that is the “someone” behind Sweet Cayenne. I’ve been an RD for 10 years now, and have been blogging, cooking, photographing, and doing all the things behind the scenes on this website since 2014. My business as a culinary dietitian has involved working as a personal chef, endless opportunities to do cooking demonstrations, private cooking lessons, and educate professionals in the health and food industry. As an unexpected bonus, I have created a work-from-home job that allows me to do what I love: create recipes, cook and photograph food!
A few fun details:
- I’ve been married for 6 years to Ryan, a great guy who also happens to be a dietitian – his specialty is sports and performance! Big thanks to him for his help behind the camera in my videos and with the business side of things!
- We live near Nashville, TN and love to go there on weekends to grocery shop and try new restaurants.
- Italy has my heart when it comes to my favorite cuisine and cooking techniques – I’ve actually spent quite a bit of time there over the past 4 years tasting/exploring my way through the country!
- My hobbies include gardening, playing around with clothes and makeup, traveling, and being a devoted fan of ice cream.
What you can expect from me:
- Creative recipes with high quality, wholesome ingredients, and the occasional indulgence.
- Tips, tricks, videos, and techniques that will help you become more confident in your cooking skills, teach you how to approach a recipe, and get organized in the kitchen.
- Inspiration for special and holiday menus with tips for entertaining.
- Recommendations for essential kitchen tools and kitchen design elements that will make you a more efficient and effective cook.
- The occasional fun post on travel, gardening, or chatting about what I’m enjoying/learning in life.
- Nutrition and Personal Chef Services
The Sweet Cayenne Community
I want you to feel like I am your kitchen confidante that can help you troubleshoot a recipe, modify recipes to fit your diet needs, help you find solutions to your kitchen struggles, and encourage you along your food and cooking journey!
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If you are local to the Clarksville/Nashville area and would be interested in my cooking/personal chef/nutrition consulting services, please see the “work with me – clients” page to learn more about how I might help you!
For brands/marketing agencies: if you think my food philosophy, recipes, and style align with your brand and would like to partner with me on a sponsored post, recipe development, or food photography/videography, please email me at whitney[at]sweetcayenne[dot]com or visit this page to see samples of my work.