She graduated from the University of Washington as an Arts major, and promptly left for culinary school in San Francisco. She attended the California Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu, and graduated with honors. She was able to win an apprenticeship at one of San Francisco’s top French restaurants which turned into a job as pastry chef.
Heather soon returned to Seattle, where she opened her own catering company. She spent several years throwing spectacular cocktail and dinner parties as well as serving as private chef for her Seattle clients.
When Heather married several years ago, she hung up her chef’s coat to start a family. Heather and her husband Pete have been blessed with two beautiful young daughters, Olympia and Colette. When you don’t find Heather in the kitchen or the garden with her girls, she is focused on finishing a book dedicated to bringing back the ideals of classic entertaining, a how-to book that embraces both formal and casual entertaining—as long as the focus is fabulous food!
You can see more of Heather in recent issue’s of Seattle Home and Lifestyle, Traditional Home and House Beautiful as well as on the Better Show. Her recipes are frequently featured on Tastykitchen.com and photography on Tastespotting.com and Foodgawker.com.