Welcome to the table.

Zacki Murphy

Zacki Murphy

At Zacki's Culinary Creations, making you feel like a guest at your own table is our primary passion! For 15 years our culinary team has been creating one-of-a-kind menus using the freshest bounty from the local surrounding landscape. All of our "from scratch" recipes evoke the comfort and community of home-- from traditional BBQ & cornbread recollections to the exotic reflections of more global culinary adventures.

At the end of the day, our goal is to make each palate a little brighter and a bit happier-- one plate at a time!

Here’s to "making memories"!

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Founder/CEO Zacki’s Culinary Creations


What People Are Saying

"Thank you for the special lunch…You not only make delicious food, but your attention to detail did not go unnoticed."

Roy Williams, Head Basketball Coach, UNC

"Zacki has always been a winner. Now that she's back home, she can cook you dinner!”

Bucky Waters, former Vice Chancellor of  Duke University

“You relate so well to the audience... You [are] very authentic, genuine and approachable. I admire your…teaching talent.”

Anne Morgan Moore, former President of Synergistics

“Zacki immediately captures your attention with her stories and wonderful energy. You can tell she is truly passionate about what she does and it was a pleasure learning how to cook with her.”

Shannon Kirchmer, Culinary Student

Personal Chef Services & Custom Catering

Zacki’s Culinary Creations offers a broad range of custom catering services that include theming, decor & floral design. Making culinary memories is the centerpiece of all ZCC occasions.

Interactive Cooking Classes

Zacki's Culinary Creations offers intimate cooking classes for all ages in your own home or classroom.  Three of our most popular signature classes are "Cook in Your Nook,” “Eating4Life,” and “An Ancient Mediterranean Meal.”

Corporate Events & Team Building

ZCC offers a variety of catering menus for special corporate occasions and interactive team building, culinary instruction and emotional bonding. Menus, themes and goals are customized for each client.

Nutritional Demos & Expos

Platform food demonstrations and creative culinary offerings at expos are flexible in scope with food that is in harmony with every occasion!