Kathy Casey is a celebrity chef, mixologist and pioneer in the bar-chef movement.
She played a key role in bringing Northwest cuisine and women chefs to national prominence and, as one of the first female executive chefs in the United States, she was named one of Food & Wine’s “hot new American chefs.” She has also been touted as being the original Bar Chef and was named one of the top 10 most influential bar people of the past 25 years by Cheers Magazine.
Kathy is the owner of Kathy Casey Food Studios® - Liquid Kitchen®, a global food, beverage, and concept development and innovation agency specializing in all things delicious. Clients such as Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Ritz Carlton, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Marriott International, The Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Applebee’s, Sunkist, Alaska Seafood Marketing, Costco, Holland America Line, Unilever, Odyssey Seafood, Darden Restaurant Group, IHOP, TGI Friday’s, Landry's, Inc., HMS Host, Monin Gourmet, and Sun Orchard as well as spirit companies such as Bacardi USA, Beam Suntory, Anheuser-Busch, and Moët Hennessy have sought her development skills, advice, and expertise.
Kathy also owns Dish D’Lish® “Food to Go-Go” ® cafes as well as Dish D’Lish branded retail and food-service specialty food products and cocktail mixers.
A savvy spotter of what's hot in the culinary and cocktail scene, Kathy is a frequent TV and radio guest and speaker on trends. She has been featured in numerous national publications, including Esquire, USA Today, Fortune, People Magazine, Cheers, Food Arts, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Time Out, the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. She has appeared on such shows as CNN, Good Morning America, Food Network's Unwrapped, the Travel Channel's Cooking Across America, the Larry King Show, Fine Living's Great Cocktails, CBS This Morning and Northern Exposure. You can often catch her on television as a frequent guest chef, mixologist, and entertaining expert. Her cocktail show Kathy Casey’s Liquid Kitchen® on Small Screen Network mixes her talent behind the bar and experience as a chef into a creative journey through great drinks inspired by the kitchen. Her radio segment Dishing with Kathy Casey airs weekends on KOMO news radio.
An accomplished writer, she is the author of ten cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-nominated Kathy Casey’s Northwest Table and Sips & Apps. Her newest book is D'Lish Deviled Eggs. You can catch her latest Dishing adventures on her blog. Casey also pens the feature column “Shake Swizzle & Stir” for Sip Northwest magazine and "Spiked Cider Cocktails" for CIDERCRAFT magazine as well as blogs for “Ask the Expert Mixologist” for Food Network Canada. She is also a yearly contributor for the Food & Wine Cocktails annual recipe book.
Her blog Dishing with Kathy Casey was included in Saveur.com's Sites We Love. Kathy is an avid social media enthusiast and, when not dreaming up “the next big thing,” Kathy can be found foraging for wild mushrooms, shaking up cocktails with ingredients from her urban garden … or Twitter-ing way too much.
Catch Kathy on Twitter (@KathyCaseyChef), blogging at www.dishingwithkathycasey.com or find Sips & Apps and D'Lish Deviled Eggs on Facebook. Watch her cocktail show, Kathy Casey’s Liquid Kitchen, on www.liquidkitchen.tv.