I am Mike Shethar. I am a chef, a food consultant, a novice gardener, a traveler and lover of all things edible. My work and life are built around food, and new, delicious adventures are what I am looking for.
I am a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, at Greystone (Napa) and since then I have been working in many different aspects of the edible world. My journey has taken me to work as the Chef on a 400-acre organic farm on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State -- to Colorado to work as a Chef Instructor with LiveWell Colorado and Cook for America in the K-12 school system, training staff to cook healthy, happy, scratch food for the kiddos -- and to work as a consultant with companies (Frito-Lay, Schwan's, Del Monte, Quaker) to develop new product lines, packaging and food prototypes --- tangible and tastable ideas. My adventures have now taken me to the West Coast, and I am calling Portland, Oregon my home for work, play and life - I am working with various large and small companies to develop fun, tasty and inventive bites and sips.
I am also co-owner of Teaspoon Willies Everything Sauce, author of Go Farm Yourself, and owner of the now shuttered little cooking school, The Missing Piece Cookery. I live in Portland, OR with my wife Corinne and our dog Aubbie. We are very happy and well fed.