Pamela Morgan •SpacerMy Story
I’m Pamela! I’m a lifestyle expert, event planner, caterer, cookbook author and teacher and I’m here to help you become the cool and confident host you aspire to be.

 

Pamela Morgan - Indian Thanksgiving

The Pamela Morgan lifestyle brand reflects my decades of experience in the hospitality world through delicious and engaging multimedia content. I share my tips, ideas, travel adventures, and experience in the food and lifestyle realm through my bi-weekly blog Flirting with Flavors, YouTube channel, and social media channels. I’ve truly seen it all when it comes to the hospitality world and I can handle any party dilemma, or questions you might have, both inside and outside of the kitchen.

Pamela Morgan - My Story

Think of me as your guide to everything entertaining!

My great love for food, travel, adventure, song and dance, along with my entrepreneurial experience all weave through my content and recipes. I’ll even share with you my favorite products! And yes, you will always find me in the kitchen at any party…whether it’s my own or someone else’s!

My story all started in the small town of Wichita Falls, Texas where I dreamed of bringing my energy to the big stage.

Pamela and pals in Texas

Little did I imagine that dancing, singing, and cooking would actually be my calling.

I followed my passion for entertaining all the way to NYC where I began to live out my dreams through Broadway auditions and background dance work.

My first head shot.

But I still wasn’t feeling that sense of satisfaction.  NYC can be a very lonely place to a young single girl. I started to channel my energy and loneliness into cooking as a way of connecting with people in the Big Apple. This is when I truly started to come into my own. I studied cooking and made a lot of mistakes along the way. But I soon realized how cooking connects us to others…in the kitchen and across the table.

My mother loved to entertain.

In the confines of my postage stamp-sized apartment, I began to cook (often calling my mother back in Texas for advice)!
I also went to cooking school and my passion grew.  Before I knew it, hungry bachelors in my building were knocking at my door, not for me but my food! Of course, I obliged (and may have dated a few of them in the process 😉.) Little did I know, this is where my life as a food and lifestyle entrepreneur would begin.

Through trial and error, I tested new recipes on friends and neighbors. In the process, I learned the power that home cooked meals can have. Food connects us and transcends through every barrier. I realized early on how powerful and beautiful that is.

HC&G article - Giving Thanks November 2019 Pamela Morgan

Cooking brought me to my first marriage where my husband had a restaurant in the Village.

He let me use his kitchen to begin my catering business. I took a job at the Silver Palate and worked for Sheila Lukins and Julie Rosso when their Silver Palate cookbook came out and went on to become a New York Times Best Seller.

Pamela, Michael McLaughlin, Pamela's father

Me with my future co-author Michael McLaughlin at Silver Palate where we met. My father in the background.

Soon after, I gave birth to my son Zachary who today is a father himself.
Pamela and son Zachary

I went on to study with famed chefs in the U.S. and Europe, where I worked with Alain Ducasse and Roger Vergé in their highly acclaimed kitchens in the south of France. My rigorous training in the kitchen classrooms of French chef Madeleine Kamman took my love affair with food to new heights.

In time, I became a daring entrepreneur who lit up NYC’s culinary landscape with my innovative “food shop” concept.

In the 90s, with the help of my friend (and now husband) Michael, I created Flavors Catering and Carryout which was one of the country’s early “catering and carry out” food shops, receiving the highest rating attainable from Zagat’s Marketplace Guide.

Martha Stewart, Harry Winston, Fabrikant

I’ve done it all  — from private dinners to large-scale parties for the likes of Vogue, Martha Stewart, Harry Winston, and Chanel — feeding everyone from models to artists to CEO’s. This chapter in my life inspired my first book, Pamela Morgan’s Flavors, which was written by Michael McLaughlin and published in 1998. I hosted my annual foodies pot luck dinner for my chef friends like Gene Pressman, Florence Fabrikant, Michael Romano and others like Bobby Flay, Tom Colicchio, Katie Lee and Geoffrey Zakarian.

(Coming soon! You can buy my book in paperback here on my site. The recipes are so still so relevant today!)

 

Pamela on the Food Network
Since then, I’ve made appearances on The Today Show, The Real Housewives of New York, Good Day New York, Lifetime, and I appeared as a guest judge on the Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay. My recipes and entertaining tips have been featured in the media and magazines such as Bon Appetit, Ladies Home Journal, Food & Wine, New York Magazine, Hamptons, Brides, Hamptons and NY Cottages and Gardens and recently Hello Magazine.

Pamela Morgan - Flirting With Flavors

I’m so grateful for the dedicated food-lovers who have grown with me over the years!

Come follow my latest adventures and try my recipes as I explore cooking, dining, and traveling all over the world. I want to inspire you to follow your dreams too. If mine can come true, so can yours!

And speaking of dreams coming true…

Pamela Morgan in her cabaret show

As of last year I even added the title of cabaret performer to my resumé! I now have a sold-out one-woman cabaret show in NYCCome see me!

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