About Chef Kim McLendon
Kim is a wife, mother, Chef, teacher, Advocate for Blessings in a Backpack, and Mrs. Pennsylvania International 2012.
Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, she married her high school sweetheart, Gary, and they have two children, Madison and Gary, and a yellow lab, Annabelle. Kim holds a degree in Education and Culinary Arts and says, "I simply love food and I've been cooking since I was a little girl. The best things in life are cooking for my family and friends."
As a young girl, she learned a lot about cooking from her grandparents, parents and Aunt. When most girls were playing with dolls growing up, Kim made homemade pasta, drove cars, hunted with her Dad, and learned how to prepare the game as well!
As a Mrs. Pennsylvania International, she wants to encourage others to make a difference by feeding children and families that are in need. Her motto in life is, "The Power is within yourself!" and her inspirational beliefs are that "you can make a small difference in a big world." She loves to teach children and students how to be successful.
"I love feeding children and families and showing people that I truly care, because we all know at the end of the day, it truly comes from the heart."