A couple of months ago, an article was written about Executive Chef Margaret Thompson and her illustrious career as a Yogi Chef. She has since packed up her cat, Annabell Lee and moved from her home in Cincinnati, Ohio to Scottsdale, Arizona to pursue a career as a Floral Manager for Fry’sgrocery stores. “Of all the jobs I ever had, flowers and Floral Design is what I love to do the most,” said Chef Margaret Thompson.
Before she went back to school for her degree in Pastry Arts, she was the Outside Lawn and Garden Manager for Lowe’s Home Improvementstores. Flowers have always been on this woman’s mind. “When she was in her high school art class, she created a stain-glass window of poppies we have hanging in our dining room window,” said her father, Raymond DeBiase. This is not the only artistic creation that she has done with flowers. Chef Margaret said, “I had a gallery opening for my paintings a few years ago and plenty of my paintings from the heart have flowers in them. I guess my heart has always known what makes it happy…flowers.”
Chef Margaret is not giving up on her culinary degrees entirely. She will cook and bake for her entire family, who live in Arizona along with her. “I still want to use my degrees in Culinary and Pastry Arts. Arizona is a prime place to be an instructor at one of many cooking schools,” said Chef Margaret. “Food and flowers are the two things I love and they seem to be the things that always make people happy.”