Zacki Murphy is a native of Hillsborough NC and a graduate of the University of North Carolina. She sampled many world cuisines on location as a highly successful Ford model. The company under her direction, has served church socials, family reunions, pig pickings, and milestone anniversary events. Its clients range from individuals who are too busy to cook to companies who desire creative dining options for business meetings and corporate retreats.
Her passion for fresh regional food was rekindled as a food stylist for Martha Stewart and owner of Zacki's BBQ in New York City. Returning to NC in 2005, Zacki opened Zacki's Culinary Creations to offer her distinguished private chef services and creative food presentations.
All meals feature fresh local produce and seasonal flowers and vegetables from her own "Secret Garden." Many signature recipes and food stylings have been featured in best-selling cookbooks, national food magazines and on network television. Originality and variety are always essential ingredients in Zacki's Culinary Creations.
"Zacki's box lunches at our annual UNC Tri Delta Christmas luncheon were delicious as was the presentation. She used seasonal recyclable boxes and also had a pansy in each lunch box which was our sorority flower--what a nice touch."
Bonnie Coats Woodruff, Raleigh, NC, Class of 1969