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Our Chefs

Kris LaFay McCorkle


My love of the kitchen began 
with my grandmother.

At the age of 16, I landed my first job working at an ice cream shop. When I was handed a pastry bad and told to decorate an ice cream cake. I was hooked! In the 80’s, at 21 I was working at one of the best bakeries in Memphis, then came travel…

I worked for a major airline for 25 years, all the while never losing my love for the kitchen. During this time, I met, and married a French pastry chef, and made the move to France.


Now retired from the airlines, I am enjoying a new venture. Teaching my love for great food, and lasting relationships. What I have learned and seen over the years has been complete and utter joy! Now, it’s my turn to give back by bringing people together to enjoy food, and life. It doesn’t get much better than that!


The kitchen table is a place where we can experience the best of what life has to offer. I’d love to have you, your friends, your family around my kitchen table for an exquisite glass of wine, and a full hands-on experience sharing with you my absolute passion. So why not join our classes for a little cooking experience like no other!


Welcome to my kitchen, and welcome to Black Diamond Culinary, An Experience.

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