Welcome to my blog!
Hi! I’m Kat Phipps, a Pacific Northwest based food photographer, writer and stylist.
Over the years I found myself cooking hundreds of recipes, honing my skills as a recipe developer, food stylist and photographer. I also began to write down the stories behind those dishes and what inspired me to make them.
In addition to introducing you to unique cuisines that you may not yet know about, I’ll also be sharing my travel guides that I hope will help you plan your next trip.
As you explore my blog you’ll see that I have a passion for tea. I love sharing my favorite tea brands, tea-related recipes and favorite places for afternoon tea.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you’ll subscribe so you can join me on my food, tea and travel adventures!
I grew up in the Pacific northwest surrounded by amazing farms and vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley. I often used these seasonal fruits and vegetables at for use in my recipes and in the dishes that I made as a private chef and caterer.
I speak fluent Japanese, having studied it in high school and majored in it in college.
I worked as a tour guide for three years, taking visitors to fun places throughout the Pacific northwest and beyond.
I spent two years living in Japan, teaching English in the small town of Kanazawa. While there I studied various aspects of Japanese culture including cooking, tea ceremony and flower arranging.
I started my first job as a private chef when I was just fourteen years old, preparing food for a friend’s family once a week after school. This was when I first began to experiment with cooking.
In 2011 I started a catering business as a private chef, also teaching cooking classes.
In 2015 I started cooking, styling and photographing different dishes, testing hundreds of recipes and creating a portfolio of my own food photography.