Review: Out Of Thyme Kitchen Studio

Good news for foodies {especially busy ones}! I just visited Out Of Thyme Kitchen Studio to check out their new space on Montgomery Rd., which Chef Jaime Carmody (who we recently featured here in Cincy Chic) just opened!

By the age of 14, Jaime developed two passions: A love of food and a desire to help people. In high school, she started working in commercial kitchens, she eventually graduating from culinary school with honors and laded herself in some pretty impressive Executive Chef positions across the nation.

But she wanted to help people more. She knew she could make a difference for people who wanted to eat well, but didn’t necessarily have the time or skills to cook regularly. So in 2005, she launched her Out Of Thyme Personal Chef Services right here in Cincinnati, specializing in preparing in-home meals for busy people, private catering, dinner parties and cooking classes.

Then, she took her successful personal chef business a step further with the 2016 opening of Out Of Thyme Kitchen Studio, a full-service, commercial kitchen and event space located on Montgomery Rd. in Symmes Twp. The studio offers freshly made take-home meals, call-ahead ordering, baked goods, personal chef services, monthly cooking classes and private culinary events.

I attended one of her cooking classes and it was SO fun and informative. In just two hours, I learned everything from basic knife skills and mincing like they do in the cooking shows, to more advanced things like blanching/shocking, searing, and making homemade whipped cream/mousse. There were people there by themselves, couples, best friends and a mother/son — all different levels, but everyone learned something and then ate together at the end! And there were LOTS of leftovers to take home to the family.

I also grabbed some extra meals to take home from their a la carte fridge. You can actually stop by any time when they’re open Monday thru Friday to grab freshly made take-out meals… breakfast, lunch, sides, dinners, appetizers… or you can call 24-48 hrs ahead with any custom order. Meals are individually packaged but can be packaged for a family. Ready to heat & eat, also most are freezable — so they’re great for people like me who will need an easy meal to grab from the freezer for a while. Their website homepage always have an updated list of what’s in the fridge, which is helpful.

My husband has a food allergy, so I asked about that and I was happy to learn that their kitchen is safe for a wide variety of allergies. They offer customized menus for chef services; Menus for any diet, regardless of restrictions or allergies.

The commercial kitchen can also be used as an event space for parties, private classes, and sit down dinners. It’s perfect for hands-on or demo style team building events for businesses

Make sure you check their Facebook page for news, events, special offers and updates on all the fun — and YUMMY – things Jamie and her team are up to. And of course, lots of info on their website too. Check it out at www.outofthymechef.com.