HI! Nice to meet you! I am (Chef) Julie McMahan. I live near Seattle, WA. I have lived on the west coast for many years and love it here. Washington State is one of the most diverse and beautiful places in the United States. I have been working as a chef for most of my career and working in food service for nearly all of my career. I have college degrees in culinary arts and restaurant management. I have also studied nutrition. I have cooked for weddings, many types of restaurants, and small children. I have also catered to a diverse crowd. I have many unique and interesting plans for this blog and can’t wait to share it with you. You will see blogs about my favorite ingredients and my favorite people as well as how to keep the cooking simple. I am going to talk about cooking for dinner parties and how to cook for families with allergies or dietary restrictions. Life can get complicated but cooking doesn’t have to be. Happy Cooking!