Mike is a die hard foodie and President of CCW! He graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a BA in Entrepreneurship, and has been a longtime Annapolis resident, and successful entrepreneur, marketing executive, author, and business and political consultant, with more than 25 years experience. Mike spent several years in corporate marketing, and project manager before he went on to found Tours & Crawls of Annapolis and Baltimore in 2002. Under Mike’s leadership, Tours & Crawls has grown to become one of the nation’s leaders in the ‘Destination Entertainment’ industry, winning best tour for 5 years in a row! During that same time period, Mike also became a certified Master Tea Blender and created and ran Alchemy Teas, a successful international importer and purveyor of organic teas at both the wholesale and retail levels. In 2017, Mike became an owner/investor in Mason’s Famous Lobsters Rolls of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, a popular restaurant catering to both visitors and locals alike with a love of delicious regional New England cuisine! As a result of his nearly two decades of professional experience creating fun content and exciting events, recruiting and training specialists to entertain his guest’s, and marketing his company’s entertainment offerings to the public, creating and running Culinary Craft Workshop is the realization of a decades long dream.
Joanie is a top notch home 'chef', cooking fanatic, and the Director of Operations at CCW! As a native and lifelong resident of Catonsville, Joanie has a deep-rooted love for her hometown and a desire to share her passion for food and cooking with its residents and those of the surrounding communities! She sees the ongoing renaissance taking place in Catonsville as a positive force for change and wants CCW to help lead that charge into the future!
Joanie is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work.
In 2011, Joanie joined No More Piles and began using her background in social work and her innate organizational skills to become a Professional Organizer, Productivity Consultant and Project Manager, a career which she maintains to this day. Over the past eight years Joanie has earned three certifications through the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and has managed hundreds of projects, leading her to become the Senior Project Manager at No More Piles.
Friends and family know Joanie for her incredible cooking, knack for entertaining and love of good food and wine. After years of being frequently asked to share her recipes, to teach someone how to make something or if she will “feed my family”, creating Culinary Craft Workshop was the obvious answer.
Executive Chef Charlotte has been a Chef both full and part-time since graduating Baltimore International Culinary College (BICC) in 1997. Her life-long interest in the environment and localism, combined with her knowledge of food and food issues, has resulted in her passion for sustainability. Charlotte celebrates free world trade, and the options it offers, while specializing in local, seasonal, sustainable, balanced cuisines, and bringing the skills to cook them to her community.
Charlotte has taught numerous cooking classes, including at a small cooking school in Baltimore City for more than 3 years, the Community College of Baltimore County, and School of Food also in Baltimore City. She is the Executive Chef for the 14 West Hamilton Street Club in Mt. Vernon, and also cooks and teaches at special events, seminars, and retreats, both far and wide. Her zest for food and balance is evident in both her cooking and lifestyle. She is a mother, chef, journalist, a volunteer in her community, and a regular fixture at farmer's markets. Chef Charlotte's philosophy is food is nourishment, pleasure, and love. It is her goal to make healthy, delicious, home cooked meals more accessible to people, and less intimidating. To give people the basic skills and knowledge to approach shopping for food, and preparing it, with knowledge, confidence, and joy.
Balance, health, knowledge, sustainability and pleasure are what she strives to practice and teach!