Ruby Satcher: Her speciality is cakes
By By Penny Randall / staff writer
Dec. 18, 2002
Ruby Satcher has been cooking for much of her 62-year life.
Her love of cooking has grown over the years, from preparing food for family gatherings to feeding the public at her caf in the Clarkdale community.
For the past six years, Satcher has owned Satcher's Food &Bake Shop across from Clarkdale Attendance Center on Quitman-Meridian Highway.
The shop is open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for lunch Monday through Friday and serves local construction workers and residents. She also caters food for special events.
In the kitchen
Satcher said her love of cooking came from her mother and grandmother.
It was Satcher's grandmother who taught her how to make biscuits. And it was her mother who Satcher credits with teaching her the secret to Christmas candies.
And Satcher is continuing that tradition of family cooking with her daughters, Hattie Williams and Pattie Clinton, who both help her in the shop.
Satcher serves short order food at lunch, including hamburgers, french fries, steak po'boys and chicken sandwiches. In the summer, Satcher prepares meals for the Kids Zone day care next door.
But Satcher enjoys catering and baking desserts more than anything else.
Her favorite cakes include caramel and red velvet. She also makes specialty cakes for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and Christmas.
Satcher has served the last 21 years as church hostess at Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church, where she is in charge of the Wednesday night church supper.
She credits that experience with giving her the confidence to open her Clarkdale shop.
Satcher has been a mother and homemaker most of her life and said she will continue to make food for people as long as she feels she can. "I love it I enjoy it so much," Satcher said. "I'm big enough to do just what I want to do but not big enough to expand into a bigger business at this point."