At age 24 Chef Missy moved to New York City without her parent’s financial support so she called on her talent and passion for cooking to support herself. Missy scored a kitchen prep job at one of the most prestigious catering company’s in New York City, LaCarte and within several months was promoted to line cook and later sous chef working directly with the executive chef developing menus and recipes.
After La Carte, Chef Missy landed her second role in an off-broadway play and took a day job as Executive Chef at an all-girls Manhattan preparatory school. Through her connections at the school she received the accolades, support and encouragement needed to strike out on her own with Consummate Caterers.
She moved Consummate Caterers to Atlanta and ultimately dissolved it, but Chef Missy spent the next 15 years studying the history and nutritional value of food while cooking and entertaining extensively for family and friends. Her love of nourishing others led her to get a degree in holistic and integrative nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. As a nutritionist she developed healthy French recipes for her weight loss clients, many of whom were beginner cooks which gain the attention of a retired heart surgeon in Atlanta. As his private chef she assisted him in recovering his health and losing 56 pounds in the process. Chef Missy decided to return to her roots and accepted a professional chef position in Charleston, S.C.
Chef Missy’s passion for French cooking and all things French has continued to grow over the last 30 years and I dare say we don’t see it ending anytime soon. Whether simple country French fare or gastronomy she truly believes that it is simply the best (and healthiest) cuisine in the world!
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Chef Missy received her degree in holistic and integrative nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She is Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has obtained additional training and credentials in Immunology and Endocrinology from the Institute for the Brain Potential under the American Medical Association. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Converse College and a conservatorial degree in acting from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Chef Missy is the Founder-President of Conscious Nutrition and Living LLC and the creator of multiple brands including Infinite Releasing, a powerful mind-body weight release protocol and The Holistic Francophile for beginner chefs, an interactive television show for people who love all things French. Chef Missy is married to Thomas Fraley, a hospitality veteran with 26 years experience in service management. They reside in Mount Pleasant, SC with their rescue dog, Abbey Road.
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