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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.

Review: Cooking Classes at Out Of Thyme Kitchen Studio

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Well, my night was awesome (and delicious!). To prep for being homebound with a newborn again soon, I decided to take the “7 skills of a highly effective cook” cooking class tonight at Out Of Thyme Kitchen Studio and it was incredible! In two hours, I learned everything from knife skills and mincing like they do in the cooking shows, to 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! So fun! Oh and don’t worry Pete, I’m bringing home lots of leftovers! Haha!

New Out of Thyme Kitchen Studio!

Chef Jaime Carmody
Chef Jaime Carmody

I’ve been following Chef Jaime Carmody ever since I first started Cincy Chic. I remember she did an eWomen Networking event and she just had such a fun personality, and she was magical with food, so I knew she was one to keep on my radar. We did this story on her back in 2008, and then we recently caught wind of her wanting to open a new kitchen studio so we just wrote this story a couple months ago. Now, the Out of Thyme Kitchen Studio is ready to be officially open for business — check out details below for her grand opening event! So exciting!

OOT KS LogoJust to get you up to speed, Chef Jaime Carmody is a Personal Certified Executive Chef with 25+ years of professional culinary experience. In 2005, she started the Cincinnati-based Out Of Thyme Personal Chef Services, specializing in preparing in-home meals for busy people, private caterings, dinner parties and cooking classes. Her knowledge of food and flavors, combined with her energy in the kitchen and creative hands-on cooking techniques, have made her a guest favorite at cooking schools around the region.

Currently, Jaime is taking her successful personal chef business a step further with the opening of Out Of Thyme Kitchen Studio, a full-service, commercial kitchen and event space located on Montgomery Rd. in Symmes Twp. Jaime’s studio will offer freshly made take-home meals, call ahead ordering service, house made baked goods, personal chef services, monthly cooking classes and private culinary events.

Out of Thyme Kitchen Studio will open to the public on Saturday, March 12, 2016, with an open house event filled with food, cooking demos, tastings and giveaways.

Out of Thyme Kitchen Studio
11915 Montgomery Rd.
513-781-4637
www.outofthymechef.com

Hours:
Mon-Fri 11-7pm
Saturday & Sunday: Classes & Private events only

GRAND OPENING EVENT

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Out of Thyme Kitchen Studio with an entire day of events including tastings, door prizes, cooking demos, special offers, and more! See the schedule below and click here to check out more details on Facebook!

12:30: Ribbon cutting
1:00-3:00 Kids hands-on cooking stations
3:00 Chef Jaime cooking demo
5:00-7:00 Food and wine pairings with sommelier Daniel Schmerr from O’Bryan’s Wine & Spirits.