Belinda Smith-Sullivan is a chef, food writer, spice blends entrepreneur, and a commercially-rated pilot. She graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Culinary Arts. She has lived in France, Kenya, and South Africa and has traveled extensively throughout the world experiencing the foods and flavors of multiple cultures.
Belinda started experimenting with spice blends when she was a personal chef, creating “short-cuts” for herself, based on flavor profiling. Soon clients, neighbors and friends started asking where they could buy them. When told they could not, because the blends were her private creations, they demanded them even more. Giving in to their pressures, a business was born!
Several of Chef Belinda’s articles have been featured in regional magazines throughout the southeast. She is the monthly food contributor to South Carolina Living Magazine and Aiken’s BELLA Magazine. She is the author of “The Flying Foodie Blog” and former co-host of Cooking with Madjon & Chef Belinda, a weekly television cooking show based in Aiken, South Carolina. She also is featured on South Carolina Living’s website with monthly how-to videos. Smith-Sullivan is an active member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the American Culinary Federation, and Les Dames d’Escoffier. She lives in Trenton, South Carolina, in the heart of South Carolina’s peach country. Order Chef Belinda’s first cookbook, Just Peachy, available now!
August 22nd, 2019 | 27 mins 48 secs
This bonus episode we welcome Chef Belinda Smith-Sullivan into our kitchen to discuss her first cookbook, Just Peachy. She shares about her lifelong love affair with peaches, her journey to publication and being a "non-traditional" culinary student. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Just Peachy here.