Tricia Keels was born the youngest of five children and exactly 7 years and two days after Megan. Her favorite childhood memories include, crazy fun with the next door neighbors, delivering papers at 5 am (I guess that one’s a love/hate thing) and family dinners. Being the youngest, the table just got smaller and smaller and quieter and quieter as everyone started to move out. And since her mom didn’t know how to cook for less than seven, by the time she was the only one left at home … she ate a lot of leftovers.
Tricia works with her husband in his photography studio while taking care of their three children. She also recently became a partner in a new marketing company called Shout Out Studio and launched Columbus Soup and Bread in October of 2012. These added responibilities has made making family dinners a bit more challenging but still a priority.
Her love for cooking is closely tied to her love of learning new things. This is why she will pull out a new recipe and instead of practicing, invite people over to this inaugural event. She loves anything and everything that is grown out of the ground, the fresher the better. And if it comes from the family garden … bonus. Her motto to her children is – Eat Real Food.
Tricia hopes No Chefs Allowed will introduce people to ‘Real Food’ they weren’t sure how to try. She looks forward to creating this community of learners and knows only good-tasty fun can come out of such a group.