Montevia Gamble is the founder and owner of Sweet Destinations was born in 1972 in Hogansville, Georgia. She grew up fishing, roller skating and dancing. By the age of 4 her mother decided to move the family to Miami, Florida. By age 10, she began watching her grandmother prepare cakes from scratch. After graduating from Miami Jackson High School, she enlisted in the Armed Forces, but that was short lived. She learned the secrets of baking and the importance of using the freshest ingredients while cooking beside her grandmother Mattie L. Gamble (Nanny) for some 25 years ago. Montevia went to the School of Hardknocks and her Grandmother was the instructor. She had no idea at the time that her grandmother love for baking desserts would lead her into a passionate career by using her grandmothers simple recipes and making them into masterpieces.
Montevia’s passion with food is to a certain extent due to the fact that she comes from a family of wonderful cooks. Later, she became a member of the Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Squad in the 1994 – 1995 seasons. Her career path has been anything but normal, and that adds to a lot of the passion in the sweets she creates. She completed her Diploma studies of Computer Information Systems at West Georgia Technical College in 2006.
Montevia Gamble is single and lives in Newnan, GA with her handsome 14 year old son, Watson Kendrick. She serves clients in the Atlanta, and surrounding communities. Also, she is currently shipping across the states. She is a member of the Destiny Worship Center International located in Hogansville, GA under the leadership of Pastor Christopher L. Evans, Sr. She also contributes her free time and energy to helping others with finding one’s passion.
Montevia’s grandmother has been the inspiration for her motivation and the love of her career. And, Montevia has truly learned a great lesson from “Nanny,” which has influenced her work today.
Today, Montevia is currently working on her first cookbook titled, “Sweet Nanas.” Sweet Destinations desserts are currently being displayed at special events and corporate sponsored functions like Networking In Atlanta with Brandon Miltsch, Mature Mondays with Arthur Moore, I Keep It Classic with D’Vante Black, Scotty Scott’s All That Jazz Thursdays, and Jamrock a Jamaican Restaurant located on MLK located in Atlanta owned by Dexter Goodhall.