Who I Am
I'm Ze Carter, and for over a decade people in our area have sought me out for ways to enliven their culinary and eating experiences.
Food and cooking are my passions. Through teaching and hands on instruction, I've brought my passion to others. For over a decade people in our area have sought me out for ways to enliven their culinary and eating experiences, and many of my dishes and desserts have won awards. For the last eight years I've been a food columnist for the Daily Commercial. I've given private instruction to people of all ages. My classes are an immersive interactive experience where I learn from my students and my students learn from me. Together, I believe fantastic recipes are being created along with a renewed joy to the culinary experience and most of all, getting people back around the table.
I am also the Founder and Director of Kitch'n Lyfe Skills, a non profit organization that is dedicated to reducing the occurrences of food insecurity among school aged children, youth who have aged out of foster care the elderly and first time offenders through education, enlightenment and empowerment, by changing the way we eat one plate at a time.
My muse... my late father Zebb Brown (hence my name beginning with a "Z") was a chef in the military and a great cook. I must say that I cannot remember a single recipe my father ever gave me because he would use his time in the kitchen to give my sisters and I lessons about life, humanity, and most of all humility. He also gave us great advice on how to keep my mother at bay in the kitchen when he cooked because he would make some of the biggest messes and my mother couldn't wait to get into the kitchen and start cleaning. Those two truly were a match made in heaven.