Serving Snohomish and North King County, including Seattle and the East Side

  • Bon appetit!
    -Julia Child
  • What foods these morsels be!(sic)  
    -Shakespeare
  • Grub first, then ethics
    -Bertolt Brecht
  • Love and eggs are best when they are fresh.
     -Russan Proverb
  • The kitchen is a country in which there are always new discoveries to be made.
    -Grimod de la Reyniere
  • Cookery is a wholly unselfish art
    -Andre Simon
  • Condiments are like old friends-- highly thought of, but often taken for granted.
    -Marilyn Kaytor
  • Until I got into cooking, I was never really interested in anything.
    -Julia Child
  • Home cooking is a catalyst that brings people together.
    -Marion Cunningham
  • Cooking is a personal spiritual act.
    -Edward Espe Brown
  • Ripeness embodies all something has ever been, and the most it ever will be.
    -Paul Bertoli
  • Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.
    -Michael Pollan
  • Cooking is like love-- it should be entered into with abandon or not at all. 
    -Harriet Van Horne
  • ...to cook well one must love and respect food.
    -Craig Claiborne
  • There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
    -George Bernard Shaw
  • Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
    -James Beard
  • Let your dinner be a poem...
    -Charles Pierre Monselet
  • Food responds to our soul's dream as to our stomach's appetitie.
    -Joseph Delteil
  • If there is anything we are serious about, it is neither religion nor learning, but food.
    -Lin Yutang
  • Food, like a loving touch has that ability to comfort.
    -Norman Kolpas
  • Life is like a box of chocolates
    -Forrest Gump 
  • Food, glorious food!
    -Lionel Bart 


Gourmet Meal Delivery

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Meet Executive Chef Virginia Blashill

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Chef Virginia Blashill has had a long and creative culinary career. She began cooking at the age of three, under the tutelage of her mother, who taught her the importance of cooking and baking from scratch, using fresh ingredients. “We never ate anything frozen or out of a can unless we were camping!”

She is a graduate of the Culinary Business Academy, and a member of several culinary organizations, including the Puget Sound Personal Chef Association.

Chef and Baker

meet-chefChef Virginia has over 25 years of experience in the food industry as a chef, baker, caterer and culinary instructor. Along with her degree from the Culinary Business Academy, she has taken many specialized cooking classes, and apprenticed under talented chefs and caterers. Her cooking style is eclectic, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients, creative food pairings, and an attention to detail.

 An enthusiastic baker, she regularly experiments with artisan breads, and keeps a sour dough starter going year round. Her garden provides fresh, organic herbs. Chef Virginia is committed to providing the best, most flavorful and healthy food possible. 

Personal Chef

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In 2007, Chef Virginia established The Fresh Chef Personal Chef Service, offering a professional service of custom, gourmet meal preparation based on each of her clients’ dietary needs and food preferences.  She quickly became one of few regional personal chefs who specialized in meal planning and preparation for people with restricted diets, including gluten and dairy-free, low-sodium, weight-management and SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet). 

In 2008, she partnered with Swedish Hospital’s Weight Management Clinic and other local nutritionists to help their clients lose and maintain weight by preparing low fat, low calorie and low carb meals.  She often consults with local health professionals, including dieticians and naturapaths who prescribe dietary modifications and restrictions, such as low-sodium, South Beach, diebetic and Specific Carbohydrate diets.

Gourmet Meal Delivery

 In the summer of 2011, Chef Virginia expanded her personal chef service to include gourmet meal delivery, preparing all  menu items in a licensed commercial kitchen. She offers an online menu for home delivery that changes weekly.  Each new menu reflects the tastes and abundances of the season.  She also offers culinary consultations for those on restricted diets, and offers consulting for culinary businesses, especially start-ups.

Kitchen and Restaurant Managment

A former executive chef and retaurant manager, Chef Virginia now wears another hat:  she is the owner and manager of The Culinary Cooperative, LLC, a local shared commercial kitchen that rents kitchen space to small, culinary entrepreneurs.

A Brief Biography

b-spice2Owner/Executive Chef, The Fresh Chef, Edmonds, WA

b-spice6Owner of The Culinary Cooperative (a shared commercial kitchen), Lynnwood, WA

b-rosemaryHead Catering Chef, Your Table is Ready, Edmonds, WA

b-parsley Executive Chef, The Blue Heron Restaurant, Sonoma Wine Country, California

b-spice7Owner/Chef Renaissance Catering, Sonoma Wine Country, California

 b-spice8Owner and Baker, Sugar’s Natural Desserts, Santa Rosa, California

 b-basilChef, Kitchen Manager, Siegler Springs Spa, Lake County, California

b-spicesShe has a Masters degree in Education, and loves imparting culinary wisdom and technique

b-spice2 She is a true foodie, with a love of all things culinary!