By the age of 14, Jaime Carmody had two distinct passions: A love of food and a desire to help people. While in high school, she started working in commercial kitchens, moving through the ranks and eventually graduating from culinary school with honors and landing an Executive Chef position with Hilton in San Diego.

Jaime knew she could make a difference for people who wanted to eat well, but didn’t necessarily have the time or skills to cook regularly. So in 2005, she launched the Cincinnati-based Out Of Thyme Personal Chef Services, specializing in preparing in-home meals for busy people, private caterings, dinner parties and cooking classes. Her knowledge of food and flavors, combined with an energy in the kitchen and creative hands-on cooking techniques, helped Jaime become a guest favorite at cooking schools around the region.

Currently, she is taking her successful personal chef business a step further with the 2016 opening of Out Of Thyme Kitchen Studio, a full-service, commercial kitchen and event space located on Montgomery Rd. in Symmes Twp. The studio offers freshly made take-home meals, call-ahead ordering, baked goods, personal chef services, monthly cooking classes and private culinary events.


An honors graduate from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute in 2000, Jaime is also a member of the American Personal & Private Chef Association and the American Culinary Federation.


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