Avanti Savoia cooking class instructor: Karen Crumley

Chef Karen Crumley is one of Knoxville’s own crop of home grown chefs. Karen is a 2008 graduate of the Culinary Institute of University of Tennessee and has worked her way up the through the ranks in several area restaurants as head chef, sous chef, kitchen manager and caterer. She was trained at Nama Sushi Bar in the specialized skills required to prepare California/Japanese style sushi as well as the use of Japanese knives.