My name is Gaye Morrison Sandoz and I am from Opelousas, Louisiana.
I love to cook. Ever since I was 5 years old, I was already in the food industry, spending countless hours in the kitchen experimenting with different flavors and creating recipes. Later in life, I became a consultant in the food industry and authored a cookbook that was sold Barnes and Noble.
However, my journey was not always so clear cut. Life has a way of making sure you humble yourself in situations where you are challenged to think outside of the box in order to pursue your passions and aspirations. At one point, I had to live modestly and did not own a grill or had the time to cook and clean for bigger projects, like BBQ chicken. I loved BBQ chicken, and was determined to figure out some way to create a special recipe for it. One day, I came up with a recipe to BBQ a chicken in the microwave instead of the oven! After I created that recipe I developed the Microwave Multi Roaster. I made many products for QVC, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Cabello’s, and Bass Pro, but I decided that the BBQ chicken would be a good product to make for my company, and that is how I came up with Clever Kitchen.
After placing it on QVC, we sold out and the customers love it! What is great about the product is that the “clever” part comes from the customers. Many clever ideas on how to use the product has created so many more recipes than I could have ever imagined. I am proud of our customers for being creative with the Clever Kitchen. Also, I am happy to announce that the product will be available in retail stores at the beginning of fall 2016. For the future, we do have 3 new products coming out on QVC.