Maggie Norris started Whisked Away Cooking School after years in both the culinary industry and appliance sales. Her interest in cooking began at a very early age helping out with her mother’s catering business. After graduating from Vanderbilt University in 1998, a career in culinary arts was the furthest thing from her mind. It wasn’t until she was given cooking classes as a gift that her interest was rekindled and she was soon enrolled at Scottsdale Culinary Institute.
Maggie graduated at the top of her class and left Phoenix to work at the Food Network in New York. She worked with Mario Batali, Emeril, Gale Gand, Sara Moulton, Kat Cora, Rocco Dispirito and many more well-known chefs. Maggie returned to Phoenix and taught at Cooking with Class while also doing product demonstrations for Dacor Appliances.
This led her into appliance sales where she learned about top residential brands such as Viking, Wolf and Dacor. While in sales, Maggie continued to teach private cooking lessons, cook for small dinner parties and offer menu-planning services.
Whisked Away has been a long time dream as she loves to teach others all about cooking. It is her way of sharing her passion and she hopes you will join her in the fun!