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Marisol Varela & Sean Tift(42)
Portland, OR


Sean & Marisol met while working in the kitchen and soon after bonded over their love for food. Inspired by each other's culinary traditions, they decided to join forces to teach others of the power that food has to bring people of different cultures together.

Sean has worked in Portland kitchens for 8 years and is currently a Sous Chef at New Season's Market. He grew up picking apples in his grandfather's orchard in Central Washington where his passion for food was born, and believes food should nourish the body and create a strong sense of community.

Marisol spent endless summers in her grandparent's farm in Northern Mexico. Before going to culinary school, her grandmother taught her everything she needed to know about Mexican food . She believes cooking your own food is the greatest gift you can give yourself.