About Us

YumsAlysa Watkins has cooking in her veins, heart and soul. She has been preparing food for her family members , friends and social events for most of her adult life. Providing home cooked meals for others is her passion. Alysa studied under Chef Paula Blackmon while attending college. She had a very successful catering business in the Dunn/Lillington area for a number of years. Alysa and Grady started Yums the Word in May of 2014 by catering their own wedding. It has bloomed from there due to the awesome food and presentation Yums provide their clients. Alysa is a member of the Brunswick Community College Culinary Program Advisory Board. They are a family business and their 4 daughters help in every facet of the company. Yums the Word has the ServSafe certification. Alysa and her husband Grady reside in Ocean Isle Beach, NC.