About Betty

Betty Sims who majored in Foods and Nutrition at the University of Tennessee, maintains catering your own party can be a rewarding experience and one that does not have to be overwhelming.

A former Restauranteur and caterer, Betty operates the Scrumptious Culinary School in Decatur, Alabama and is a food consultant.

Betty has attended many culinary schools throughout the country and abroad. She is a member of the International Association of Cooking Professionals and was editior of the Junior League of Morgan County's cookbook, Cotton Country Cooking, which has sold over 200,000 copies and continues to be in demand. Betty has two books of her own - Southern Scrumptious, How to Cater Your Own Party and Southern Scrumptious Entertains. This year Betty has also added a DVD with her class on "A Traditional Holiday Dinner" so if you can't make the class you can order the DVD to view at home!

  • Owner Scrumptious Culinary School - Decatur Alabama
  • Former owner of Johnston Street Cafe
  • Author of Southern Scrumptious, How to Cater Your Own Party
  • Co-editor of Cotton Country Cooking, with over 200,000 copies sold and other Medical Auxiliary Cookbooks
  • University of Tennessee - 1956-1960 - Foods and B.S. Nutrition Major

Additional Training:

  • Peter Kumps Cooking School - New York, NY
  • Martha Stewart Seminars - West Port, Connecticut
  • Culinary Institute of America - Napa Valley, CA
  • Cordon Bleu - Paris
  • Cooking with Kathy Alex - Grasse, France
  • Cooking with Pam Sheldon Johns - Montepulciano, Italy
  • Member of International Association of Cooking Professionals