Chef Ashley Agee Wingo was born in Spartanburg SC.
She started her passion for the art of cooking at the early age of 10 years old; cooking for family and friends. Ashley attended Spartanburg High School where she was able to pursue her passion further through the vocational classes offered at DMTC.
There, she was mentored by Chef Tim Page and had the rare opportunity of competing and placing in the Prostart Competition, held annually at the North Charleston Coliseum. Due to her extensive knowledge and expertise she was asked to return as an assistant to the judges. Chef Ashley graduated from the Culinary Institute of Charleston. While there, she had the wonderful opportunity to study and be mentored by Chef Kevin Mitchell and Chef Frank Lee. Chef Ashley continued to expand her knowledge and leadership abilities by serving as student President of ACF (American Culinary Federation) Greater Charleston Chapter.
Additionally, Chef Ashley began her professional career, completed her internship requirement, and was hired at High Cotton of Charleston where she enhanced and acquired additional fine dining skills. While working at High Cotton, she quickly went up the ranges and continued to further her education.
After moving from Charleston back to Spartanburg in 2015, Chef Ashley started her own company called Grace Catering. Grace Catering meets the needs of customers seeking a unique, fine dining experience that serves all events; from baby/bridal showers and weddings, to corporate luncheons and events.