Joan Heard grew up in Georgia. She was married in 1979 and was married for 39 years. She was blessed to have 3 wonderful children, 2 boys and a girl. Joan’s husband passed away in 2018. Joan has been cooking since she was 16 years old, and worked at the Picadilly Cafe for over 28 years. She then made a career move, venturing into healthcare setting which she has been doing for over 15 years.