What’s your passion?

Mine is Cooking.

Hi, I’m Justin. Do you have trouble deciding what to make for dinner every night? Do you think cooking every night is too complicated, and are wondering how to eat healthy, eat deliciously and find balance in your life? These are issues I’ve been working to resolve essentially my whole life. See, I have always loved food and after many years in the cooking industry I’m excited to share my knowledge  with you on how to keep up inspiration, creativity, and balance in your daily meals.

My love for food is probably too much, probably a lot more than what people would consider normal. From a very young age I knew that food was my passion. I’ve always loved exploring different flavors, and began cooking with my mother when I was AGE. THIS WAS MY FAVORITE PART.

As I grew older that inspiration developed into a desire to work in restaurants and prepare and serve food to others. I had several great opportunities to cook with and learn from great chefs in the Seattle area as an adult. I’ve done everything from washing dishes to managing restaurants. I love entertaining so much that we’ve hosted Thanksgiving at my house for the last few years. Now I’m sharing my knowledge and experience with my family and friends and the world through Chefing Around.

When I met Heather, she knew nothing about cooking. As we fell in love I couldn’t stand to watch her eat so terribly (ramen, mac and cheese, microwave dinners) so I started teaching her the basics. Six years later she has come a long way. I have enjoyed sharing my expertise with her, and others, and I realized I wanted to bring it to a larger audience. Heather has helped make this possible through her support and hard work helping me plan, design, and promote our vision of changing the way the world eats by sharing healthy and delicious recipes.


Mine is eating.

Hi, I’m Heather. I have a lot of passions (including web design and entreprenuerialism)! But the one thing  I always love to do, all my life and any time of day, is eat. I love junk food and health food one in the same. Over the years though, as my metabolism has slowed to that of an average adult woman, nutrition has become more important to me. Justin and I have been able to learn and improve upon our previous eating habits. He’s taught me so much, but he’s still the chef in the house. I can just suggest an idea to him, and he’ll waltz into the kitchen and whip it up.

“Chefing Around” came about because of this special dynamic we share. There have been many times when Justin is bustling around in the kitchen, and all I can think to ask is, “What are you chefing in here?” I’m so amazed by the incredible food he makes that I couldn’t help but want to tell the whole world about it! Together, we bring to you Chefing Around. We hope to help you improve upon your own chefing skills, and give you great ideas for meals in your daily life.

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