Hello! My name is Emily and I am excited to be serving as an intern with Green Plate Special. I recently graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a major in Food and Nutritional Science with a dietetics emphasis. I also have a background working with youth and cooking and hope to expand my gardening experience this summer!
I’m a Seattle native who enjoys living in the city while having the ability to experience nature at a moment’s notice. While I plan to pursue a graduate degree out of the area in the coming years I feel confident I will end up back here soon enough!
I wanted to pursue a position with Green Plate Special after reading their mission and meeting with the staff here. They combine the three interrelated disciplines of cooking, nutrition, and gardening, while targeting children just when they are starting to take control of their own food habits. Building healthy habits young can have life long impacts and I am excited to be a part of that. This position was also a great way to get outdoors and enjoy our beautiful Seattle summers.
Favorite vegetable: Cauliflower
Favorite fruits: Pears and Raspberries
Favorite thing to cook: A good curry is always a great way to incorporate tons of veggies, the spicier the better!
Favorite cooking tradition: Every Christmas morning my mom makes the same bear claw pastries from scratch and now of course I help her as well. Being patient and waiting for the dough to rise is so hard to do as we are all so excited to dig in to our once a year treat.