For Ze’ Carter, opening The Kitchen Cooking School and The Kitchen Café in downtown Leesburg is a dream come true. A private chef for 13 years, she is excited about letting the entire community enjoy her culinary creations rather than a select few people.
“I’ve gone from making one person or a small family happy to making an entire city happy,” says Ze’, a lifelong Lake County resident and 1991 graduate of Tavares High School. “I’m excited to be part of the community.”
Ze’ opened her company in November 2019 inside the Southern Gardens Mall. In addition to serving breakfast and lunch, she also offers demo-and-dine cooking classes three times a month and hosts boutique events for parties of 50 or fewer.
When she is not busy creating in the kitchen she also devotes time as the Director and founder of Kitch’n Lyfe Skills, Inc. a (501 © 3) nonprofit organization that combats food insecurity in ways that promote health, self sufficiency and education in the culinary arts. “Food is our center in life, when we lose focus on that this organization helps to point you back in the right direction.“
Ze’ Carter | owner
352.901.6537 / 712 W. Main St., Leesburg / getcookingwithze.com