Memphis Chef Takes a Healthy Culinary Approach with ‘Your Personal Chef’

Carolyn Rudgley is transforming local ingredients into comforting culinary delights.
Memphis Chef Takes a Healthy Culinary Approach with 'Your Personal Chef'
Photo: Courtesy of Carolyn Rudgley

Seasoned chef Carolyn Rudgley is gearing up to elevate Memphis’ culinary scene with “Your Personal Chef,” an upcoming cafe. While details remain under wraps, Carolyn is simultaneously preparing to launch an eye-catching food truck bearing the same name. The truck is scheduled to make its debut at the Cooper-Young Community Fall Farmers Market in November 2023.

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With an impressive track record spanning over two decades in the food industry, Carolyn’s culinary prowess will no doubt leave an indelible mark on the city. Her mission is clear: She’s determined to create nutritious, delicious, and affordable meals accessible to everyone.

The cafe guarantees a diverse range of offerings, from coffee and baked goods to smoothies, take-and-bake meals, and professional catering services. Each dish will be carefully crafted using locally sourced, top-quality ingredients, embodying Carolyn’s passion for healthier, elevated comfort food.

With options catering to every palate and dietary need, Carolyn is committed to providing an inclusive dining experience: “Special orders don’t upset me because I want everyone to feel like I have something for them, and I want them to feel heard.”

Armed with her kind-hearted spirit and delicious dishes, Carolyn is poised to pique the palates of Memphis as she takes on her newest ventures. Stay tuned for forthcoming updates as details surrounding the cafe unfold.

Cat Broughton

Cat Broughton

Cat Broughton is a creative lifestyle writer with a passion for exploring the art of storytelling. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in English, where she honed her skills in crafting compelling narratives. When she's not putting pen to paper, you can usually find her perfecting her downward dog, eating vegan food, and sporting platform sandals, though usually not at the same time.
Cat Broughton

Cat Broughton

Cat Broughton is a creative lifestyle writer with a passion for exploring the art of storytelling. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in English, where she honed her skills in crafting compelling narratives. When she's not putting pen to paper, you can usually find her perfecting her downward dog, eating vegan food, and sporting platform sandals, though usually not at the same time.

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