Dad with a Dish, LLC

Certified Instructor

About Me

Who am I?

Hello! My name is Chef Ashton Chapman and welcome to Dad with a Dish, LLC, your local, mobile and virtual Chapin, SC certified instructor. Here's a little about me: I'm from Chapin, South Carolina, married to the most wonderful woman in the world, and blessed to be the dad of one amazing little girl/sous chef. I have always had a fascination with cooking and enjoy eating almost every food I come across. Growing up, my brother and I have always pretended to cook as if we were celebrity chefs on Food Network; especially our Iron Chef mock-challenges in the kitchen. One of my biggest influences was/is Emeril Lagassee, who I later met and had the honor of learning from when I attended culinary school at Johnson & Wales University (pictured below, I apologize for the grainy disposable camera picture). Years after attending culinary school, my wife and I were blessed with our beautiful baby girl. It wasn't until I became a dad that I started to take nutrition more seriously. After researching and experimenting in the kitchen, I soon became a nutrition enthusiast. My culinary school adventures and food experimentation later sparked the idea to create my own cooking school business as an HHC certified instructor.



About My Business

My business is all about living your healthiest lifestyle through means of healthy cooking, being active, and a positive mindset. The classes I offer are specifically designed for kids ages 3 to 99 and teach an invaluable point-of-view of how eating well positively affects your health and overall life. Each class also provides a detailed hands-on experience on how to cook, regardless of your level of difficulty. My instruction is unique because it not only delivers invaluable information and hands-on education, but specializes in gluten-free and dairy-free cooking due to my personal lifestyle. I also offer fun and unique themed classes, such as daddy-daugter, mommy & me, and, for us adults, BYOB cooking classes. Be on the lookout for scheduled classes and other class offerings on Facebook, the mailing list, and this website! Thank you for looking more into my business and I hope you have wonderful and healthy weeks ahead. Stay amazing! 


 What's new? 

Check here often to catch up on special class offerings and announcements!



- NOW PARTNERING WITH THE WELL LLC, located in Ballentine, SC, to provide in-person instruction!


- June & July kids and preschool Summer camps are now available for registration!




 - Now partnering with Erin Kay Coaching for faith-based college readiness cooking classes called, Food & Faith 101: College Edition. Classes available June 10th & 18th. See events for more information!


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