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As part of our At The Table culinary programming in the Atrium Kitchen, Chef Traci Post (Seductive Specialty Foods and Succulent Catering) leads a series of hour-long culinary workshops focused on fall and holiday entertainment. We spoke to Chef Traci to learn more about why she loves sharing her passion for cooking and entertaining.

How did you get into the cooking profession?

I grew up watching both of my parents cook—mom on the weekdays and dad on the weekends usuallyso it's in my blood. In 1998, my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. I left my career in public relations and started caring for her. During our days together I would help her make dinner. As the disease progressed she was no longer able to recall her recipes or follow a written recipe. It was then I started cooking my parents meals and stocking their fridge. It was the gateway to becoming a personal chef, which eventually lead to catering. In 2011, a few months after my mom passed away, I took an inspiring trip to Italy and returned to Seattle with an idea for a line of gourmet sauces, syrups and jams. Teaching others to cook and entertain came about naturally. My roots and passion for cooking run deep and I enjoy sharing that with others. I love what I do!

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Pike Place Market's At The Table series brings together the abundance of fresh, local and seasonal ingredients with top chefs, rising culinary stars, and you! Only two At The Table classes remain for the summer 2016 season, so reserve your seat now for a hands-on class in the Atrium Kitchen. Tickets: $27

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Warm Drinks for Rainy Days

Posted November 6, 2014

Warm Drinks for Rainy Days - Tony Portugal of The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co. shows us how to make Sipping Caramel, this Saturday, Nov. 8 in the Market Atrium Kitchen. 11 a.m., Free