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Daily Inspiration: Meet Kris Mccorkle of Black Diamond Culinary

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kris Mccorkle.

Hi Kris, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Being the oldest of six children, I was in the kitchen, much more fun to read Julia Child’s cookbook than do my Jane Ayre Book report. Baking is my passion, I love cooking too. I was truly blessed as a child with my father being a pilot and Mom was a Flight attendant we traveled all over Europe, Hawaii, Cayman Islands, Canada and enjoyed all local cuisine. I am from Memphis but have been in Nashville for 27 years.

My former husband was a French pastry chef and chocolate tier. I started entering competitions and most of the time came in 1st or 2nd place. I always wanted my own business. After 25 years with a major airline, I retired to take care of my parents and my in-laws. My kids are grown now and my mother-in-law just turned 91. I decided to create Black Diamond Culinary.

Two years in the making and tender age of 60 (now 62), I opened last July right in the middle of this wonderful pandemic… and boy has it been a challenge!!!

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Of course, the pandemic. I must have missed this in business class in college…Hahaha. I wanted to teach cooking classes more on a high-end scale, but getting a group of folks together when everything close down has been really tough. We are too new of a business to get any PPP MONEY.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Eating beautiful foods all over especially in France, I wanted to bring this here and recreate them, more so than ever because traveling is not an option for some. I want to share what I have experienced.

We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
Passion, without- forget it… hard work ethic. Be kind to everyone. We all have stories, challenges, and lessons to learn. And listen it’s very important

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1 Comment

  1. Brigette

    October 11, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    This is amazing and I am so proud of you! Can’t tihnk of anyone who deserves it more! Hopefully I will get to Nashville soon and see it.

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