We hope you enjoy our new creation!
Hey, I’m Kelley. Well many of you know me or my family. I love my family and I love Lexington!
Being the 8th generation on my farm – our family is directly descended from the original settlers of Lexington: the Gresham, Belew, and Pettus families. Great granddad Belew started the Bank of Lexington so many years ago and even further back my 5 th great-granddad Poteet had the first mill where the original settlement of Dugout was in 1818. I recently got to visit the statue of our Gresham ancestor in Edinburgh and that was ultimately cool. If you haven’t had a chance to get one of the posters, I created on the history of Lexington to celebrate our bi-centennial in 2018 – pick one up at the restaurant, town hall, or Senior Center. All proceeds go to the city services.
Many of you know my mom Mary and what an amazing cook she was. I picked up my love of cooking from her. Myself, I’ve lived and worked all over the world and in my travels, I’ve picked up a few farm foods that I loved and brought those back to home when I returned because dad got sick and passed away.
I was a military wife for 20 years and we loved to cook all the food for large parties of 100 people or more! I recently retired from Boeing after working with them for 32 and a career of 40 years. I graduated at the top of my class from Lexington and then again in 3 years as a Physicist from University of North Alabama while also playing multiple sports.
Later in life, I also picked up a masters from Dartmouth and then PhD from Southern California. I am a rocket scientist after all! I hope you love what we have in store for you!
I'm Melissa Allsbrooks, single mom of 2 beautiful girls. I'm originally from Tuscumbia, Al, but have made Elgin my home for 20 + years.
I'm an alumni of Colbert Heights High School and North-West Shoals Community College. I love to cook! I've been a chef at Play World Child Care, The Honeysuckle Cafe, Shef's Kitchen, and North Alabama Medical Center.
I believe I can make anyone happy with my culinary experience. After all, I kept the pickiest critics happy, preschoolers.
I'm looking forward to the opportunity I've been given to serve you as a Chef at Rocketzoid3. We'll take your tastebuds to a place that's out of this world!
Left-Right: Front: Radona Trousdale, Michelle Williams, Ashley Thompson, Grace Watkins, Melissa Allsbrooks Back: Kailen Roan, Issac Sullivan, Samantha Kelly, Christina Killen.
Not shown: Presleigh Martin, Alexsandra Martin