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Red Velvet and Rose Water Martini Cupcakes created for the inaugural 2018 Artini.

Welcome to My Kitchen!

Welcome to Thyme After Thyme Gourmet, a bakery in Centerville OH, where I specialize in creating delicious and affordable home cooked meals and sweets.  We offer a wide variety of chef driven services, including: 


Personal Chef & Meal Prep, Beer Tastings, Bakery and Confectionary Services, Cooking Classes and Lifestyle Blogging-recipe sharing, reviews, food news and more!


We strive to meet-and exceed-your expectations and believe our creative talents are second to none. Chef Aimee Plesa has over 30 years of experience working in professional kitchens and over 40 years of kitchen experience total. This combination of personal and professional experience truly shines through in her innovative and flavorful creations. 

Aimee Plesa and Christopher Reber, her son, after she participated in the 2018 Chef Showdown.

Food as Community

For me, food is more than simply nourishment, food is community. It has the power to bring people together like nothing else can. From the simple act of sharing dessert with a loved one to hosting a food drive to help the less fortunate in my neighborhood, food is my favorite way to bring people together, to create smiles and forge lifelong friendships. In this spirit of community, I try to become active in as many events as my schedule will allow. Recent events include the 2018 Chef Showdown and Artini. I am looking to do even more in 2019.

Step-by-Step Cooking

I have been cooking for a long time, but that doesn't mean that you need a ton of cooking experience to follow my recipes. I work to make my recipes interesting for advanced cooks but still accessible for beginners. If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask by sending a message or posting a comment. For those looking for more than a recipe or a guide, I do offer cooking classes for both children and adults. Please visit my Class Schedule for a list of available classes and to sign up!

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                                        Effective 15 October, 2018

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