Sheri Wetherell

Hello! I'm the co-founder and CEO of, and creator of the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC). I grew up surrounded by food on both sides of my family. My paternal grandmother owned a diner for many years, and my maternal grandmother (and mother of five daughters) was always found in the kitchen baking or whipping up garden-fresh tomato juice. My mother instilled in me the importance of healthy, wholesome eating and fed the entire family homemade soups, breads, and fresh carrot juice. Through my grandmothers, mother, and numerous travels overseas, I developed my love of food. I honed my palate and taste for travel by hopping planes with my airline pilot father, spent nearly a year studying in Italy and traveling in Greece, and taught English in Tokyo for three years. My professional background is in traditional and online marketing, where I worked for companies such as, Microsoft, Nordstrom, and eBay. With I have finally found my true passion - immersion in the world of food. I'm also the proud mama of daughter Emery.

In September of 2017, I was diagnosed with celiac disease. We've always featured gluten-free recipes on Foodista - both by our staff writers and our passionate contributors - but starting on September 27, 2017 I will officially begin the "Suddenly Celiac" column which will publish each Wednesday. You can read the first installment "Suddenly Celiac: My "Dear John Letter From Gluten" here and stay tuned each #WheatlessWednesday for recipes, resources, tips, and hopefully a bit of humor.


Organization memberships:
Les Dames d'Escoffier - Seattle Chapter
International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)

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Posts by Sheri Wetherell

March 14, 2018

Cottage Beef Pot Pie with Potatoes and Parsnips

It's March 14, which means it's National Pi Day (π, or 3.14), and we're celebrating with both sweet and savory pie recipes! Whip up a comforting Cottage Beef Pie with Potatoes, Parsnips,...

March 13, 2018

Spring Green Salad with Asparagus and Peas

The glorious weather we had this past weekend here in Seattle was a blessed taste of springtime. Crocus are popping up, daffodils are in full bloom, and I spotted tadpoles in the creek near our house...

March 8, 2018

Southern Style Cuban Pork Sandwiches with Chipotle Rémoulade

Swing by your local barbecue joint on the way home tonight and pick up some smoked pork (without sauce). You're going to want to make these mouthwateringly delicious sandwiches - and they'll...

March 6, 2018

Asian Chicken Salad with Fried Shallots

I'm a sucker for Vietnamese and Thai salads, especially those that combine sour, salty, sweet and spicy flavors. The recent issue of EatingWell magazine (March/April 2018) featured flavor-packed...

February 23, 2018

Tangy Feta Chicken with Kale Wraps

Americans have a love affair with chicken, so I felt it apropos to feature it as the final dish in our 9-day Gut Health Series. This Tangy Feta Chicken recipe is courtesy of The Beauty Chef:...

February 22, 2018

Seafood Brown Rice with Lemongrass and Cilantro

Is your belly feeling good yet? Today is Day 8 of our Gut Health Series and this week I've featured healing recipes from three of my favorite gut-healing cookbooks (check out our homepage for...

February 21, 2018

Gut Healthy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

It's Day 8 in our Gut Health Series and today's recipe couldn't be simpler or more gut soothing. Roasting butternut squash (instead of boiling or steaming) deepens its flavors and brings...

February 20, 2018

Savoury Custards with Shiitake Mushrooms and Spring Onion

  We continue our nine-day Gut Health Series with these velvety packed-with-goodness savory custards from The Beauty Chef: Delicious Food for Radiant Skin, Gut Health and Wellbeing, the newest...

February 19, 2018

Brussels Sprout and Kale Fritters with Nut Cheese and Avocado, Pea and Mint Smash

Day 5 in our Gut Health Series brings us another vibrant recipe from Carla Oates' beautiful new cookbook The Beauty Chef: Delicious Food for Radiant Skin, Gut Health and Wellbeing. It contains...

February 18, 2018

balsamic goji berry oatmeal

Happy Sunday! We're kicking off Day 4 of our Gut Health Series with this good-for-your-belly Balsamic Goji Oats recipe. This easy breakfast is from health coach and chef Jennifer Iserloh's...

February 17, 2018

Gut Healthy Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

On day 3 of our Gut Health Series, I'm featuring a comforting and healing soup recipe from Eat Your Way to a Healthy Gut, the latest cookbook from nutritionist Dale Pinnock, also known as The...

February 16, 2018

Middle Eastern–spiced walnut and white bean balls with cauliflower rice and fried onion

Today is Day 2 in our Gut Health Series, and I'm thrilled to be sharing a few recipes over the course the week from three of my favorite "healthy belly" cookbooks. Today's feature...

February 15, 2018

Green Tea Shiitake Mushroom Miso Soup

Today we kick off the first day of our Gut Health Series. Over the next nine days, I will be sharing nutritious and delicious gut healthy recipes from three of my favorite "good belly"...

February 13, 2018

chocolate red wine cake with raspberry filling

Valentine's Day would not be complete without chocolate (and flowers!) and the more decadent, the better. Below are 5 chocolate dessert recipes to woo your honey with and satisfy that sweet...

February 12, 2018

Stonyfield® Organic Kids® yogurt parfait

My daughter is mad about yogurt, so Stonyfield® Organic Kids® yogurts sponsored this post and I'm hosting a Valentine's Day tea party for her and her friends. Little kids just love...

February 8, 2018

Canned Salmon Patties with Lemon-Dill Aioli

My husband and I made a pact in early January that we would halt our grocery spending for one month and cook solely from what's in our pantry, fridge, and freezers (the latter of which we have...

January 29, 2018

Cowboy Nachos

With the Super Bowl just around the corner you'll want some delicous and hearty food to satiate your own team. Nachos are the perfect football food (well, they're just plain perfect, really...

January 24, 2018

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Shrimp w/ Cherry Cola Sauce

Let me count the ways I love this recipe! 1) bacon (love!), 2) shrimp (ditto), 3) spicy jalapeño (yep, love 'em), 4) and a sweet-savory cola sauce (I could totally get on board with that)....

January 23, 2018

Three Cheese Swiss Rösti

There's one thing that connects us all and that is food. While we may not have the luxury to globetrot to places afar, Neha Khullar's new cookbook Palate Passport will take you on a global...

January 22, 2018

Oven-Baked Tandoori Chicken Wings

The moment I cracked the spine of Palate Passport I began to salivate. Like the author, I have a passion for global cuisine and have spent most my life traveling the world in search of new dishes...

January 21, 2018

Bourbon Soaked Drunken Cherries

Booze-soaked fruit, like the drunken cherries featured here, is always a good thing to have in your home bar kit. They make a wonderful garnish to cocktails and are an easy way to impress friends...

January 20, 2018

Mediterranean Layer Dip with Pita

Oh, how I love a layered dip with chips! During football season, I always make a big layered bean dip with corn chips on the side (always a winner!), but this Mediterranean-style dip is a brilliant...

January 19, 2018

Pork and Beef Sliders

You don't have to have a hangover to love these cheesy meaty sliders! Loaded with ground beef and pork, then topped with tomatoes, green chilies, jalapeño peppers, and ooey gooey processed...

January 17, 2018

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

  When it comes to tacos, carnitas are at the top of my list of faves. Carnitas, which means "little meats" in Spanish, is a popular Mexican dish of roasted or braised pork that's...

January 16, 2018

Slow Cooker 4-Cheese Artichoke Dip Recipe

A slow cooker (or crock pot for us nostalgic ones) is a must-have kitchen item and one that I personally could not live without. I nestle our beloved pot in a corner of our kitchen and it remains...