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

December 10, 2012

Ham with Bourbon, Molasses and Pecan Glaze

For as long as I can remember, my grandma would make a huge pot of crab cioppino, a bouillabaisse-like fish stew hailing from San Francisco, for our Christmas Eve dinner. Though Italian-American in...

December 7, 2012

New York New York

This Sunday December 9, Southern Win & Spirits of Nevada will host "Start Spreadin' the News," a unique food and wine experience to help benefit victims devastated by Hurricane...

December 5, 2012

Swirled Chocolate Bark

We know chocolate bark technically doesn't qualify as baking but we couldn't resist featuring this triple threat: it's easy to make, just about any variety is heavenly, and it makes the...

December 5, 2012

Brownie Brittle Eggnog Cheesecake Bars

Try this decadent brownie brittle eggnog cheesecake bar recipe from Sheila G Mains, founder of Brownie Brittle. These easy-to-make brownie bars are the perfect holiday treat! Brownie Brittle Eggnog...

December 4, 2012


The "Jackass" star best known for inflicting pain on himself is on a mission to end the pain and suffering of the billions of animals raised for food inside America’s factory farms....

December 3, 2012

canal house

Award-winning authors of the Canal House Cooking series have added another cookbook - Canal House Cooks Every Day - to their fabulous collection and are touring the West Coast. Don't miss the...

December 3, 2012

Vegan Reuben

Get an exclusive sneak peek of Eat My Vegan, the new series launching today at 9am PT/12pm ET on YouTube's HUNGRY food and cooking channel. Join Chloe Coscarelli (award-winning vegan chef...

December 2, 2012

the chew

ABC Television's cooking and home entertainment show The Chew - hosted by Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz - invites fans to share, exchange and store their...

December 2, 2012


The holiday season is upon us and for those of us who love to bake that means our ovens are working overtime on pies, cookies, brownies and cakes! With all those tempting sweet treats, why not cut...

November 23, 2012

Individual Turkey Pot Pies

Still have a lot of leftovers sitting in your fridge? The classic turkey sandwich is always deliciously predictable, but sometimes it's nice to create something new and different. Click through...

November 21, 2012

maple glazed thanksgiving turkey

Looking for last minute recipes for Thanksgiving? We've got 25 delicious ones from turkey and stuffing recipes to salads, sides and desserts! Also, check out these 10 Quick and Easy Holiday...

November 13, 2012

lemon wreath

Add a zip of festive color to your door this holiday season with a gorgeous fruit wreath from DeLaFleur on Etsy. We love this lemon wreath that features both large and small fruit. Quantities are...

November 13, 2012

sweet potato casserole

Looking for a crowd-pleasing sweet potato recipe for Thanksgiving? Look no further! One of our favorite Foodista contributors - The Kitchen Witch - has created this delicious casserole. Sweet, but...

November 13, 2012

green bean casserole

Trade in those frozen beans, that can of condensed mushroom soup and fried onions, and go with this delicious down home green bean casserole recipe. You'll also be nixing those unnecessary...

November 13, 2012


This vegan and gluten free stuffing from Jessica's Gluten Dairy Free Kitchen is filled with flavorful herbs, vegetables and apples. And, it can easily be made ahead of time, saving time on the...

November 12, 2012

bacon wrapped dates

With the holiday season upon us, every party host should be armed with a few go-to holiday appetizer recipes. There's no need to be elaborate with your spread, most likely you'll have your...

November 5, 2012

Constant Comment Gift Basket

Foodista and Bigelow Tea have joined forces in the kitchen to create a fun sweepstakes for food and tea lovers! Enter for a chance to win a Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook and apron or the grand...

November 5, 2012


Enter our sweepstakes for a chance to treat you and your family this holiday season with award-winning extra virgin olive oil, a delicious tenderloin, savory bacon and more! The sweepstakes begins...

November 2, 2012

California Olive Oil

There's good wine and there's bad wine. The same rings true for olive oil, but many of us don't think to taste olive oil the way we do wine. Unfortunately, U.S. supermarket shelves are...

November 1, 2012

Constant Comment

Foodista and Bigelow Tea have joined forces in the kitchen to create a fun sweepstakes for food and tea lovers! Enter for a chance to win a Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook or the grand prize, a...

October 29, 2012

Foodista Live!

Foodista has served the online food blogging community since 2008, inspiring and educating readers in all things culinary. We began the International Food Bloggers' Conference - the first ever...

October 29, 2012

Brownie Coffins

Halloween only comes once a year, so why not make your own fun homemade spooky treats! Your little goblins will love these sweet snacks from Brownie Coffins to a Harry Potter Non-Alcoholic Butterbeer...

October 26, 2012


Foodagram is a fun way to record and share your own food puppet video message. The site launched this morning by My Food My Way, a Toronto-based company focused on changing the culture of food in...

October 24, 2012


If you're throwing a party this Halloween you want to be trick-or-treater ready, not spending all of your time in the kitchen. Easy appetizers and the slow cooker are your time-saving best friend...

October 24, 2012

Prosciutto and Red Peppers

 'Tis the season for dinner and cocktail parties, but that doesn't mean you have to break a sweat or your budget in order to put out a nice spread for your guests. Maria Zoitas, creator...