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The Spokane Culinary Arts Guild is a community of local foodies, chefs, influencers and industry members who come together around a table and talk about what we love most - food.

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Located in Spokane Valley, WA

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Tastemakers

WE KNOW GOOD FOOD

Our Tastemakers are a diverse group of individuals who are foodies at heart, and powerful influencers in our community. Collectively, we have over 180,000 followers both on Instagram and Facebook and can be seen frequently at area hot-spots and events. In addition to that, we support our local restaurants with tens of thousands of dollars every year. We are by far the most influential group in the local food community, and we love sharing off our local finds.

 

These individuals were personally invited to become Guild Tastemakers based on their passion for the culinary arts in their personal or professional lives, and their shared values with our Guild's mission. They value locally and sustainably grown food, profound taste experiences and contributing to our vibrant local food economy that can continue to build a powerful, connected culinary culture.

We believe in the power of collaboration and evaluation to make a difference in what we eat.

Erin is a professional educator, blogger and a passionate culinary arts advocate and patron. When she isn't teaching, she is cooking for friends and family, eating at the best ingredient-driven restaurants she can find, researching and writing about it in Spokane Coeur d' Alene Living Magazine. She painstakingly seeks food that is unfailingly delicious. Her husband/best friend, Rob, is also a Tastemaker, and they attend food events all around the country together. Favorite trips include Feast Portland, the Aspen Food and Wine Festival and 8 Michelin starred restaurants in Chicago. @scaguild

Owner and Founder

ERIN PETERSON

Kacey met her husband in Culinary School, since then they both have worked in multiple high-end restaurants, but have traded in the table clothes to help open a food truck in Seattle. Since moving she has started her food blog - Rosauer's Kitchen - where she combines her love of sharing food and photography. Her eye for detail and design makes her an exceptional party hostess and event planner. @rosauerskitchen

Event Coordinator

KACEY

Born and raised in Spokane, Rob is an avid food lover and enjoys both making and eating local food. As a member of the business community, Rob is able to enjoy cuisine from other locales on the west coast, particularly fine dining and craft cocktails. Other hobbies include playing music, wine tasting, and reading novels. Rob also serves as the Orchestra Contractor of the Coeur d' Alene Summer Theatre, and is a professional bass player for a variety of productions in the Spokane and Coeur d' Alene area. @scaguild

Co-Owner

ROB PETERSON

Ashley is an Eastern Washington native who loves being supportive of the local food scene which includes being active and inventive as a home cook as well. She has a passion for Asian cuisine (Japanese in particular), but at the end of the day, she just loves good eats! She is a crazy dog lady, proud 12, professional mac n' cheese eater, and a full blown foodie fangirl. @umamidiaries

Social Media Coordinator

ASHLEY

Ari is a a “photografoodie” and the panda bear is her spirit animal because it “eats shoots and leaves” just like she does (they just differ in comma placement!) She loves supporting local creatives, entrepreneurs, food-makers, and thinkers, and believes that kindness is the standard by which we should treat other people. She has four boys, a hubby, and a boy dog, and they are 5th-generation caretakers of the 160-acre family farm where they raise chickens, cattle and enough fruits and veggies to feed an entire neighborhood! @joyful.meandering

Tastemaker & Guild Photographer

ARI

I'm a Spokane based Food Stylist & Photographer, Wife, New Mom, Home Cook & Spice Seeker. I come from a hard core foodie family where everyone cooks, takes photos of their food and watch food shows constantly, which led me to start a recipe blog PictureTheRecipe.com in 2011 and later a YouTube Channel, to share my home cooking with the world. Self-taught and what started as a means to an end quickly grew into a passion today- Food Photography.  I love to help small businesses & restaurants to engage their customers and excite them with photos of their delicious food, for their websites or social media. @noreen_hiskey

Tastemaker & Guild Photographer

NOREEN

I moved to Spokane from Ohio in 2008, and have loved exploring and experiencing the diverse culinary scene in the area. I grew up on a farm, where we ate what was grown or raised, so I enjoy sourcing fresh, local ingredients. During  the day, I am a Contract Administrator for a local construction company; by night I am the head cook for my foodie husband, 2 boys and all our hungry friends. I enjoy planning and hosting friendly cooking competitions at home or while camping. @grabbag_foodie

Event Sponsor Coordinator

DIANA

I’m a pastry chef by trade, and a foodie at heart. I am also a mom of two beautiful girls and a menagerie of furry kids and wife to the most supportive guy out there. After more than a decade away, I’m back home in Spokane and love supporting the local community! 

Tastemaker

BRITTANY

Colby is a grandson of the Rosauer Supermarket family, and met his wife, Kacey, in culinary school. His unique expertise in restaurant management from his lifelong career in food enables him to provide helpful perspective in consulting with clients looking to improve their restaurant's flow, social media presence, and telling their unique story. @rosauerskitchen

Chef Support Coordinator

COLBY

Connor was born and raised in the Bay Area of California, and soon discovered his love for the foods and flavors of every culture around the globe. He moved to the Spokane area in 2011, and quickly realized that his viewpoint of being a diner who uses a wheelchair was missing from the dialogue. "Too often, what is a small inconvenience for an abled person makes access difficult for those of us who roll, and he hopes that by reviewing restaurants based not just on food, but also accessibility, others like him will have better opportunity to enjoy our beautiful Spokane." @foodable_spokane

Tastemaker

CONNOR

Erica is a food-obsessed registered dietitian who spends most of her time in the kitchen; creating recipes, cooking for her friends and transforming vegetables from blah to BOOYAH. Outside of her kitchen, she loves to explore the Spokane restaurant scene and rarely tries the same thing twice- because how else will she eat it all?! @itsaflavorfullife

Tastemaker

ERICA

Tiffany is a professional Pastry Chef. She graduated from culinary school in NYC and has worked at top restaurants and hotels throughout the US for the past decade. She's lived in Spokane a few years now and loves it (especially the food scene!). Tiffany runs the food blog Parsnips and Pastries and is a freelance writer for several food and health publications. When she's not cooking or eating, you can find her at a local yoga class, volunteering at Spokane Humane Society, watching Netflix with her husband and Corgi, or drinking champagne. @parsnipsandpastries

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TIFFANY

Cambria and Robert are the owners of Haven Real Estate Group, and their favorite part of all homes is the kitchen, of course!  “The Kitchen is where we spend 90% of our time at home, and cooking is our love language. If our girls did great on a test, we start whipping up their favorite meal to celebrate. If they are hurt or upset, we reach for the hot chocolate and they always know to come find us when we are cooking if they need to talk.” Cambria and Rob love local, chef-owned restaurants because it is food without limits. @cambriahavenhenry

Tastemakers

CAMBRIA & ROBERT

Jim “Rhino” Reincke has enjoyed foodie adventures across 49 U.S. States and 4 Countries while chasing life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness. He has been recognized nationally in the competition cooking arena, has been featured internationally on food packaging with innovative recipes, and even competed against (and beat) celebrity chefs in head-to-head cook-offs. Although being featured on numerous popular websites (The Chive, Imgur, Popsugar, GoodNewsNetwok, and many others) for his cooking exploits, Jim is humble enough to recognize he’s not a true chef, but has certainly taken being a backyard cook to amazing levels.

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JIM

Margaret grew up in the Great Lake State of Michigan. As a young adult she traveled the world as a humanitarian and gained a sincere love of food and the cultures that came with it. She married her husband, a USAF pilot, in 2006 and they have two beautiful daughters. They have been stationed all over the U.S., from Las Vegas NV to Columbus MS. They moved to Spokane in 2017. @accordingtoafoodie

Tastemaker

MARGARET

Spokane native Lynette Pflueger worked 14 years in Baking and Pastry gaining experience all over the country before returning to her hometown to be closer to family, and to contribute to the further advancement the Spokane food culture. Since the summer of 2018, Lynette has been part of the Foodservice Sales team at Spiceology, a Chef-owned and operated company that distributes nationwide, and is based right here in Spokane. Her favorite part about this new opportunity is that it allows her to stay connected in the industry while offering a more regular schedule to enjoy the local food scene.  @chef.lynette.pflueger

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LYNETTE

Kodie is a CA native and Spokane transplant. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco with a culinary degree and has been at it in some fashion ever since. Her cooking style is Italian-comfort with French influence. Kodie has cooked in Bay Area restaurants, owned and operated a small meal-delivery and catering business, and has even cooked in a few European countries including Italy, France and Ireland! @kolousie

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KODIE

I'm Audrey. I'm a rockstar mom, okay wife and foul-mouthed chef from Anchorage, Alaska. I love horror flicks, fried chicken and vodka. Not together, but just in general. When I'm not cooking, you can find me at thrift stores or feeding the homeless. I'm a food columnist for the Spokesman Review, costume maker extraordinaire, a perfectionist, and lover of all things edible. I was once on a show on MTV and a contestant on Food Network's Halloween Baking Championship. Whipped cream was used on both.   @thecookingmomster

Tastemaker

AUDREY

Aidee is an active supporter of humanitarian movements and raises awareness of the vegan lifestyle, she runs the page @veganmetolife on Instagram to help make a a smooth transition into healthier eating habits. She was published online as top ten vegan influencers in San Diego, California this year (2018) & in Brazil on 2013. She is a local influencer in Spokane as well who works to increase awareness amongst restaurants who are interested in meeting the needs of vegan clients and helping individuals who want to access delicious, ethical cuisine. @veganmetolife

Tastemaker

AIDEE

Janice is a culinary school grad with 15 years of fine dining, catering, and custom cakes under her belt. With the help of her family as her willing taste testers, she’s been focusing her efforts on plant-based eating and recipe development. She’s launched a blog- www.plantbasedinwashinton.com and she’s on Instagram under  @plantbasedinwashington

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JANICE

Laurie is a consistently published freelance writer who is social media savvy with an extensive traditional media background and serious marketing chops. She primarily writes about food, wine, art, coffee, and music/live entertainment - basically, all the essential things in life!  Laurie is inspired that Spokane is finally becoming cool in a revenge-of-the-nerds kind of way. The food, wine, and art culture reflect that. Follow her journey on sipofspokane.com Life’s fast, sip slow.

Tastemaker

LAURIE

Born and raised in India, I moved to Spokane in 2017 when my better half relocated here for a project and have loved every minute of being here, well on a lighter note may be not this much snow. I like to explore different food places and like to believe that I am a good cook especially when it comes to Indian food. Apart from the food scene I am a student pilot. @healthystartsrightnow

Tastemaker

WASIL

Kelly is a Business & Real Estate Developer who’s called the Inland Northwest home for the last 20 years and is passionate about food, travel, & supporting local businesses. A true gear-head, she loves to drive fast & eat spicy foods! She is excited to be a part of the Spokane Culinary Arts Guild and utilize this opportunity to explore & uplift the amazing & talented chefs & restaurants in our community! @kananilifestyle

Tastemaker

KELLY

Anna is a lover of food, coffee, nature, and most importantly, Spokane. She focuses on locating the treasures uncommonly known in the Spokane area, and she values businesses in Spokane that carry fresh, natural and organic ingredients. Her personal motto is, "Love food. Love people". @spokaneplayground

Tastemaker

ANNA

Growing up in Spokane I have witnessed the food scene change in a very flavorful way. We now have a global food scene to challenge even the most mature palate. I cant wait to share more of my culinary experiences with a larger audience and help celebrate our great industry artists as they evolve our taste in food. I have been a local Farmers Insurance Agency owner since 2011, 8 years now and when I am not busy insuring our community, I love to eat excellent food, with friends and family, and share all the best spots to experience in our town. @fabjc

Tastemaker

JUSTIN

Traveling her way north through the west coast, Cesia has lived in California, Oregon, Vancouver WA, and now has come to settle down in Spokane with her husband. She grew up eating her mom’s delicious and traditional Guatemalan food, and once moved out had to figure out how to fend for herself! Since then, she spends her time trying new recipes at home to stuff her husband with, and making her way around the city getting to know its people, and it’s delicious eats.  @oh_icouldeat

Tastemaker

CESIA

Ashley is a mom, wife, food enthusiast, bartender, gardener, muralist, and photographer! She balances many plates but has a deep passion for each project she takes on. As a recent transplant from the greater Seattle area, she's extremely excited to jump into the booming local food scene here on the East side!  @kittygskitch

Tastemaker

ASHLEY

Lindsay is a small town Indiana native who has called Spokane her home for over 10 years.  Her love for food began on a trip to France in high school where she realized there is so much more to enjoy than Red Lobster and midwest casseroles.  Currently on a hiatus from her professional career as a nurse to be with her two kids, Lindsay is excited to explore the local food industry more extensively and share her love of food (and cocktails......and beer........and wine) with others.  @linzlovesfood

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LINDSAY

I sell cheese for a living because it is my superpower. I enjoy live music, hiking and all things food. Over 12 years of experience with the specialty cheese industry and being fairly new to this area, it is exciting to see and become a part of this rapidly growing culinary scene. I live in Hayden, Idaho with my husband and 2 dogs, Addie & Snow.

Tastemaker

KELLY

Scott and Dawn are foodies that are constantly searching the globe for their next culinary experience. Scott spends a significant amount of time in his kitchen creating a variety of signature dishes and new creations. Sourdough is made every week along with fresh pastas. Charity events, hosting parties or creating their own test kitchen is their happy place. Scott and Dawn search extensively with the primary goal to find the best of the best in the culinary and mixology world, whether it be a 3-star Michelin restaurant to an extraordinary food truck or gastropub. Their passion for food and drink is unconditional and unlimited.

Tastemakers

SCOTT AND DAWN

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