Parker County Today October 2016 - Page 91

Continued from page 64 Our Food, Your Home! Call 817-599-3907 For All Your Catering Needs Open: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Daily | 1921 S. Main St. | Weatherford, TX | 817.599.4229 Specializing in Women’s Healthcare and Quality of Life • Obstetrical Ultrasound • Prenatal Care • Preventative Health Maintenance • Contraceptive Counseling • Cancer Prevention and Screening Drs. Stamatis and Lemley are accepting new patients. All Major Insurance Accepted 706 East Eureka • Weatherford, Texas 76086 • 817.599.7373 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY • Gynecological Surgery Lindsay McBride, D.O., F.A.C.O.G. Stephen Stamatis, M.D., F.A.C.O.G Krista Lemley, D.O. OCTOBER 2016 community is just amazing. And I wouldn’t go through another North Dakota winter if my life depended on it. When you live in it for many, many years and it’s negative 60 with the wind chill and you have to cover every little bit of your skin to go outside so it doesn’t freeze … yeah.” On March 6, 2013, she “threw the kids in the van” and headed south. Short Chef Creations was up and running by May 16 of that same year. “It’s because we wanted to be part of Taste of Parker County,” Heather said of the quick startup. “We had already signed up for it and had to find a place to do it, because in North Dakota you could do catering out of your home, and down here you cannot.” This the partners did not know, so they scrambled to secure a building and acquire the needed equipment. “That year we got first place for decor. It was pretty exciting.” Beauty, of course, is in the eye of the beholder, but every artist has their favorites, those creations they deem their personal bests. What’s the most beautiful thing Heather has ever made? “My kids,” she replied with a chuckle, as she pondered the question. “I would have to say I had done a fruit and vegetable sculpture for the bridal fair last fall, a giant peacock, really gorgeous. I did it out of a watermelon, radishes, a gourd, beets and butternut squash — a whole bunch of different things. But it was just stunning and really … large.” What about degree of difficulty? What piece really put her persnicketiness to the test? “Probably a pumpkin that looked like a doily that I spent about 16 hours on,” she said. She added that her most “technically crazy” work was a melon bust she did of this year’s Parker County Bachelor of the Year Sierra Lambert. Serving as his chef during the charity event, Heather won Chef of the Year, which she proudly accepted on behalf of Short Chef Creations. You can see Heather and Jennifer with Lambert, big smiles all, on the cover of Parker County Today’s September 2016 issue. Taking to Texas like a “duck to water,” Heather Jundt Bullard is in a good place, the perfect place to prepare gorgeous food that tastes scrumptious. The thing with her art, though, is you’d best take a picture — it’s a fleeting treat and quite ephemeral. 89