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chef kristen schumacher
A graduate of Indiana University, the Seattle Culinary Academy, and a proud attendee of the Quillisascut Farm School of the Domestic Arts, Chef Kristen Schumacher (Chef Schu) feels fortunate to live and work in the Pacific Northwest, where she is surrounded by such abundance and inspiration for the food she cooks.
As a cookbook contributor, caterer, and cooking instructor, she has been active in many facets of cooking through the years. One of Chef Schu’s passions is being a sustainable food advocate and volunteer. She offers her time and expertise to various Seattle organizations to help promote and educate people about the local food economy and sustainable kitchen practices.
Always busy, she has recently served as a personal chef for local celebrities, a cooking instructor and in-house chef’ at The Pantry in Ballard Washington, as well as a guest instructor at a number of different cooking schools in the area. She also continues to cater for private events all over Seattle and beyond.
When she's not in the kitchen, you will find Kristen spending time with her two adorable girls, Ryanne and Finley, and close friends. She loves exploring the outdoors in any season...skiing, creating art, pouring over creative food blogs and cookbooks, tinkering in the kitchen, and drinking very good tequila.