Zacki's "Chef for Hire" program offers you exceptional food at affordable prices.
Zacki is on the road with two inspiring presentations!
Zacki will travel to your home where the entire family can be involved!
Watch Tuesday, December 11, 2012 on PBS. See more from NC Now.
Since 2004, Zacki has provided made-from-scratch meals and other services. Now we’re cooking up a new and improved website to tell you about our new name and updated services. We’ll still offer the same quality and made-to-order fresh creations, but we’re also unveiling some new services such as our re-vamped personal chef service, cooking and courtesy classes, kitchen and closet re-imagining, and custom gift baskets for small companies and individuals in the NC Triangle region. Following a career as a New York food stylist and restaurateur, Zacki Murphy has returned home to preach the “gospel of barbecue” and share farm-to-table memories and recipes from her NC childhood.
I started making baskets professionally when my friend, Martha Stewart, asked me to join her at one of her seminars. I demonstrated how to create a Southern basket, which included typical regional treats, such as peanut brittle, Jerusalem artichoke pickles and more. Later, I helped Martha assemble a hundred baskets for Ralph Lauren's personal Christmas gifts. Made of sturdy twisted vines and lined with his horse blankets, we filled them with delicious condiments and Christmas cookies. Zacki's Southern Heritage Basket and a Gift for a Nature Lover (bird basket) were designed for Martha Stewart's Christmas book ... and I've been a "basket making girl" ever after.
"I've tasted lots of barbecue, but none as uniquely delicious as my friend Zacki's barbecue and sauce."