sizzleworks staff

sizzleworks staff

sizzleworks staff

carol dearthChef Carol Dearth – The best part of teaching my students is two-fold — meeting and making so many new friends who enjoy great food, and especially those ‘AHA!!” moments, when a bit of information clicks into place for a student. It’s a source of true satisfaction for me.

Chef PamChef Pam began cooking beside her mother at a very young age, catering and providing southern style food for large groups. She has apprenticed and trained at restaurants in the Seattle area as well as at FareStart and Sizzleworks.

Through her training she has worked for a variety of caterers, simple to fine dining restaurants as well as providing personal chef and intimate dining experiences. Her culinary skills continue to be refined by many renowned chefs from around the world.

Chef Pam enjoys creating a personalized menu for her clients and their events. Chef Pam, is confident not only does she have the skills to provide excellent culinary service but she will assist you in being the top chef in your cooking palace.

taraChef Tara says, “I LOVE sharing the fun in our kitchen with private parties.”

She loves how food brings people together. Cooking for Tara is a creative process, trying new things, very therapeutic.

Chef Tara’s background is in marketing & sales, so it was natural for her to step into the role of marketing director for the school. As a graduate of WSU, her educational focus was hotel & restaurant management & hospitality. She is truly an asset for us.


Chef EddieChef Eddie – Bio coming soon!

wendy and carolChef Wendy is our farm-to-table expert here at Sizzleworks. Having trained at Qulisacut Farms in northeastern Washington, Wendy capitalizes on her skills here and in her local volunteer work with community supported agriculture. Chef Wendy has recently expanded here base with a move to Long Beach, WA, but will be available periodically for local cuisine.

RickyChef Ricky, former Head Baker for Trophy Cupcakes and current owner/mobile chef instructor for Bourgeoisie Brunches, has been with Sizzleworks for 5 years after meeting Chef Carol over a tray of cupcakes. Chef Ricky assists with private at the school, teaches classes with Chef Carol in tandem as well teaching a few of his own classes. Being a self-made & self-taught chef, Chef Ricky is always on board to not teach, but learn as well. He believes food must be learned using all your senses, not just from a recipe.

laurenLauren has been working for Sizzleworks since 2009, beginning as a trusty kitchen lacky. Over the years her responsibilities have grown, and she now works as the school’s creative lead and photographer. Lauren works on designs that range from publication ads to web pages, she photographs events and classes, and continues to assist the kitchen when help is needed. Outside of Sizzleworks, Lauren works as a visual designer for Microsoft and runs her own freelancing consultancy