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

February 11, 2013


The cold weather has us looking for hot food. Blossom Du Jour will warm you up while helping you stick to one of the biggest New Year’s resolutions of the year, cutting down on meat. The...

February 9, 2013

chocolate truffles

“Chocolate truffles are one of the most elegant bite-sized deserts out there," says Chef Nathan Lyon, host of Good Food America on Veria Living and author of Great Food Starts Fresh....

February 6, 2013

chicken and leek pie

All you need to make this tasty Chicken and Leek Pie is béchamel (white sauce), chicken, chicken stock, leeks, and a little butter. With a store-bought pastry crust you're on your way to a...

February 6, 2013

Pan-Fried Cod Fillet with Sauce Vierge

What is sauce vierge? It's a simple vinaigrette-style sauce of olive oil, tomatoes, cilantro, basil, and lemon juice - and it's excellent on fish! Sauces don't have to be complicated, nor...

February 5, 2013

fish chowder

This delicious quick and easy fish chowder recipe can be whipped up in under 30 minutes (plus 12-14 minutes cook time), which makes it a great weeknight dinner! Watch the video and get the recipe...

February 5, 2013

Sea Bass en Papillote

Cooking en papillote is a French technique meaning foods are cooked "in a bag." The bag can be parchment paper or as simple as aluminum foil folded up in a nice little package. This method...

February 4, 2013

beef lo mein

Chinese New Year, which begins February 10, is a time for family get-togethers and the sharing of traditional foods with symbolic meaning: health, wealth and happiness. Dishes such as Peking duck...

February 4, 2013

allergy free and easy cooking

Hi, I’m Cybele Pascal and I am the author of the new cookbook, Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking, which is a collection of 75 30-minute meals that are free of all top common allergens, so it’...

February 2, 2013

Chicken Kiev

Chicken Kiev is a classic dish of breaded chicken with a sauce of buttery garlic, parsley and lemon. Watch this video as Chef Marco Pierre White shows how to make this easy dish. Also, find the...

February 2, 2013

Roast Chicken with Thyme, Lemon and Gravy

Chef Marco Pierre White shows us how to make this easy Roast Chicken with Thyme, Lemon and Gravy. In just 15 minutes (plus 1 hour cook time), you'll have a delicious dinner the whole family will...

February 2, 2013


Risotto needn't be a challenge to make and Chef Marco Pierre White shows us just how easy it is in the video below. His Roast Chicken and Pea Risotto recipe can be made in just 30 minutes! Simply...

February 1, 2013

chicken waldorf

This Chicken Waldorf Salad recipe from Chef Marco Pierre White is simple and delicious and only takes 5 minutes to make. All you need is chicken, celery, walnuts, apples, lemon juice and mayo! And,...

February 1, 2013

Roasted Elk Tenderloin Marinated with Toasted Dandelion Root

If you're looking for a tasty elk meat recipe, you'll definitely enjoy this one! Wild elk meat is marinated overnight in a dandelion milk brine, served on top of a creamy herbed polenta, then...

February 1, 2013

Grilled Tuna Steaks à la Niçoisé

Chef Marco Pierre White shows us his twist on the traditional Niçoisé Salad (or Salade Niçoisé) in this Grilled Tuna Steaks Niçoisé recipe. This delicious tuna recipe is easy and can be made in just...

February 1, 2013


Chef Marco Pierre White shows us how to make this easy breaded shrimp scampi recipe in just a few minutes. A pinch of fresh rosemary is added to the breadcrumbs for an extra touch flavor. Try this...

January 31, 2013

hunter style chicken

This Hunter Style Chicken recipe (also known as Chicken Chasseur) from Chef Marco Pierre White is a French classic, yet only takes about 15-20 minutes to make. Chicken is cooked up in a single pan...

January 31, 2013


Laura Vitale from Laura In The Kitchen shows us how to make a classic Italian meat and cheese lasagna. Watch and learn how to make her grandmother's meat sauce, then put it all together in one...

January 31, 2013


No appetizer spread is complete without a good guacamole, and we particularly like Chef George Duran's Crunchy Herbed Guacamole with Radishes and Chives. Chef Duran (of Food Network and TLC...

January 31, 2013


Cold, wet winter days call for a hot and comforting bowl of soup, especially when it's alongside a toasty grilled cheese sandwich. When you're hungry and pinched for time, it's nice to...

January 31, 2013

popcorn chicken

This Popcorn Chicken recipe from Nicko's Kitchen: Fast Food Friday is the perfect appetizer for your Super Bowl party! Watch the video below for how to prepare these easy pop-in your-mouth...

January 31, 2013

Wild Thistle Cheese with Baby Artichoke Confit

This unique and delicious dish consists of homemade cheese made from wild thistle. In lieu of using animal or other vegetable rennets, thistle rennet is used to coagulate the milk solids. The result...

January 30, 2013

Chicken Coconut Curry

This Coconut Chicken Curry from Nicko's Kitchen is a quick and easy dish the whole family will love! Watch the video below for how to prepare this easy chicken curry recipe. Coconut Chicken Curry...

January 30, 2013


Here in Seattle we love our oysters! And we love this Kumamoto oyster recipe from acclaimed Executive Chef John Cox from the award-winning Sierra Mar Restaurant at Post Ranch Inn, a luxurious natural...

January 30, 2013


James Beard award-winning chef Shawn McClain of ARIA Resort & Casino’s Sage Restaurant will debut his first casual concept, FIVE50 Pizza Bar, at the resort in spring 2013. McClain will put...

January 30, 2013

chicken lollipops

These finger lickin' chicken lollipops are perfect for any party, especially tailgates! They're Chef Aarón Sánchez's version of chicken wings, dreamed up with his colleague Alex Garcia...