Meet the Platter Talk Family
Welcome to Platter Talk!
Food and Lifestyle Community
Meet Dan from Platter Talk
Scott from Platter Talk
Scott grew up in inner-city Detroit, the youngest of seven kids being raised by a single mom. Resources were scarce for this close family, but ingenuity and creativity were in abundance.
Scott carries those traits over into his adult life and in the kitchen, and that has translated into some of the most popular recipes on Platter Talk and even on Internet search engines such as Google.
Most weekends find the Platter Talk clan at their little retreat; a small cottage on a small lake, in the middle of Nowhere, Wisconsin. There, and at their house in town, Dan and Scott’s ovens are often on, and their burners usually fired up.
Chef Kat from Platter Talk
Chef Kat from Platter Talk has spent many years in the food industry. In addition to a degree in commercial art, Chef Kat trained at the world-renown Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, NY and has cooked for the British royalty as well served as a personal chef to some of the most iconic American figures of our generation.
With this site, we would like to celebrate food and showcase its prevalence in our lifestyles, cultures, and even our livelihood. Your ideas, suggestions, and comments are always welcome; please jump in and let’s share some platter talk!
Thank you for taking the time to read Platter Talk Food and Recipe Blog. It’s our passion, and your readership means the world to us.
Melissa Chakar, Platter Talk Lifestyle Editor
Our Lifestyle Editor, Melissa Chakar, is a single mom of 2 fantastic teenaged kids. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English and writing, and a Master’s degree in Education. She is navigating being a single mom, owning her own business, and fumbling through the dating world, which sometimes feels like a full time job all on its own. Melissa is a cosmetics junkie; loves to travel; and isn’t afraid of a dance floor, or a big, bold Cabernet.
Fun fact: Melissa used to be a singer on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines in her 20’s.