Meet Chef Pamela Roberts

Pamela Roberts is an instructor in CPCC’s Culinary Arts Program and is a Certified Executive Chef (CEC) and Certified Culinary Educator (CCE) through the American Culinary Federation (ACF). She has owned her own restaurant, managed food, fixtures and equipment for an exclusive golf resort in Georgia, and has taught culinary skills to kids and adults on the college level for many years.

Pamela has competed in culinary competition salons where she has won Gold, Silver and “atta boy” awards from the ACF.

Pamela was introduced to television food show production while working on “Good Eats” with Alton Brown, a popular national TV show on the Food Network.

Pamela writes a food blog “Spoon Feast” that is read all over the world.  She travels to France on food excursions, often taking students with her. She takes lots of photographs and has her own cooking show “Charlotte Cooks” that airs on local TV and WTVI PBS station in the Charlotte area.

Charlotte Cooks can be viewed internationally on You Tube. Viewers from all over the world watch the show.

Pamela is a food safety expert and registered ServSafe® Instructor with the National Restaurant Association. She teaches food safety to restaurants, hotels, hospitals, schools and colleges and culinary students on the college level.

She is passionate about food safety and strongly believes education is the key.

Pamela has worked professionally in the food industry 1990.

Pamela has lived all over the world in Morocco, Spain, England, Japan, Wyoming, Michigan, California, Florida, and now calls North Carolina home.

In addition to living in various spots around the globe, Pamela has also visited Brazil, France, Canada, Mexico, The Rock of Gibraltar, the Bahamas, Hawaii, Georgia, Tennessee, and many more states of the union.

Vast cultural differences have influenced Pamela’s perspective on food. Vibrant flavors, vivid colors, and complementing textures serve to create exciting meals. Plain, simple grits won’t do. Grits with thyme, garlic, shallots and cheese are more like it.

Pamela can be contacted at pamela.roberts@cpcc.edu. She welcomes your comments and ideas. What you experience in the kitchen and around food is important, please share!

Have spoon will travel.