Ballantyne Magazine

SPRING 2019

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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• Entrepreneur Magazine named the personal chef industry one of the 12 fastest-growing businesses in the country. Gale, too, can attest to an uptick in interest in the profession. She regularly fields phone and email inquiries from prospective clients. When she's in grocery stores wearing her distinctive red chef 's shirt bearing her company logo, fellow shoppers approach her with questions. Cellini received Gale's personal chef services as a Christmas gift from her husband. Heather Cellini cooks but "hates it," she says laughing. Initially, she thought a personal chef was an extravagance. Now, she considers it a need. "Marsha makes things I hadn't attempted because I Top Left, Top Right and Bottom Right: Marsha Gale sautées beans, turkey and peppers for her Mexican casserole. Bottom Left: Jill Aker-Ray serves her blood orange salmon with black rice, dried cherries and pepitas. "If people really looked at their budgets to see how much money they spend at grocery stores and restaurants, they might as well hire a personal chef." — Ballantyne resident Conni Branscom BALLANTYNE SPRING 2019 58 Feature

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