Naomi Knox – Chief Culinary Officer
Naomi has loved cooking as far back as she can remember. One of her fondest memories is living with her Great Grandmother in Michigan. Naomi attended the Art Institute of Charlotte and In 2014 she became the Executive Chef at St. Mark’s Soup Kitchen. In 2015 she started her own catering company insuring that local products were used, and her clients were well informed of the importance of using locally sourced ingredients and where to purchase them.
Chef Namie believes that our youth are the future and instilling these values into them early is important. In her private time, she gives one on one lessons to youth at her church as well as the children of her family and friends. Helping to grow our food economy by teaching our youth basic gardening, taking them to farms in the area and introducing them to amazing chefs, while teaching them a trade that will live with them for life is just as important to her as wearing clothes.
Moving to Charlotte changed her life, and now she has an opportunity to, through Carolina Farm Trust, change the lives of others.