Daria learned to cook at a young age by sitting and watching her Grandfather Melvin Vines, who was the main cook in the home of him and her Grandmother Ruby Vines. He was born and raised in Alabama where all the good soul food was always made from scratch and on the table hot and fresh at all meal times. He would also hunt, so there was no shortage of the different types of meat that he cooked. During all of this prepping and cooking is where Daria was watching and tasting, not knowing that this time was preparing her for her future. Her Grandmother Ruby didn’t cook as much, but when she did, it was crispy fried chicken, great smelling liver & onions or an awesome pound cake. By now, you realize that the name Melby’s was inspired by her Grandparents Melvin and Ruby.
Daria has over 25 years of business management experience to add to the over 30 years of cooking, baking and catering experience. Daria has been cooking and baking professionally for over 13 years and although it’s not always easy, she loves to recreate the dishes she grew up on and create new dishes as well because of the satisfaction and feedback of all who taste her dishes. If you were to ask her today, she would tell you that, never in her wildest dreams did she think that she would be doing what she loves to do and learned to do at such a young age.
"Taste The Love In Every Bite"