About Carol

about chef carol

i love the fire, knives and sizzle of cooking

chef carol dearthCarol is a member of an elite group of Certified Culinary Professionals (CCP), a designation from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Chef Carol’s formal training includes a Master Chef program and pastry school at Le Cordon Bleu in London. She studied cuisine at Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School in Bethesda, Maryland and Everyday Gourmet School of Cooking. Carol has applied her training, teaching theory and practical hands-on culinary classes for the last 30 years at numerous adult schools across the country including Williams-Sonoma and Sur La Table.

Chef Carol shared her knowledge for nine years with viewers throughout the Northwest and Canada as co-host of KCTS Cooks, the only  live cooking show produced in the United States, on Seattle’s PBS affiliate KCTS-9.

Carol’s book, Cooking Class, a chef’s step-by-step guide to stress-free dinner parties that are simply elegant! was selected by the North American Bookdealers Exchange as the 2003 cookbook of the year.

Carol has lived and taught in numerous cities both within the United States and in Europe, gaining a wide spectrum of culinary experiences.