Welcome Guest Chef Valerie Phillips

Salt Lake Culinary Center is pleased to welcome guest chef Valerie Phillips!

valerie-1Valerie Phillips of Kaysville is an award-winning food writer, cookbook author and blogger.  She was food editor at the Deseret News from 2000-2010, writes a weekly food column for the Ogden Standard-Examiner, and has a blog, Chewandchat.com

Her cookbook, “Soup’s On!” (Covenant, 2012), features 100 shortcut soup recipes, with 75 that can be made in 30 minutes or less.  She has cooked on local TV shows such as “KSL Morning News,” “Studio 5,” “KUTV Noon News,” “Good Things Utah” and “The Daily Dish.”  While working as a food editor, she often received comments from readers that many recipes were too complex for harried weeknights. So she simplified her soup recipes with shortcut ingredients and techniques for “homemade without the hassle.”

She has covered eight Pillsbury Bake-offs and five National Chicken Cooking Contests. She has interviewed cooking personalities such as Julia Child, Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, Guy Fieri, Alton Brown, Sandra Lee, Cat Cora, Bobby Flay, and Kelsey Nixon.  She has also visited the Betty Crocker Kitchens, America’s Test Kitchen, the New Orleans Cooking School, and Johnson & Wales’ culinary program.

She has received awards from the Association of Food Journalists, the American Medical Writers Association, Writer’s Digest Magazine, Society of Professional Journalists, and the American Culinary Federation.

Valerie will be teaching Fast & Flavorful Fall Soups on November 2. Learn more and register here ›

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