Chef Jackie

Fresh, modern recipes. Not afraid of butter.

Jackie Freeman is a professional chef with over 20 years experience in the culinary industry. She has been a line cook, cheese maker and farm hand, private chef, caterer, culinary instructor, food stylist, recipe developer and editor, and a radio and video personality. ‚Äč

Her work spans the range of testosterone-fueled restaurant kitchens, exotic (and not-so-exotic) destinations as a private chef, a borderline hippie cheesemaker and farmhand, a somewhere-between-strict-and-funny culinary instructor, a recipe developer with over 900 recipes under her testing belt, a quirky TV and radio personality, a detail-oriented food stylist, and a culinary writer.

More importantly, Jackie cooks every day for her growing (in both number and appetites) family, while managing a freelance career, schlepping kids to-and-from school and activities, and finding a moment or two to go for a run. She brings her unique viewpoint of exacting recipe development skills and professional culinary experience and combines it with just being a regular mom trying to get a healthy, tasty, and somewhat efficient meal on the table before the kids have a meltdown.

About Chef Jackie


Jackie Freeman




Seattle, WA


Chef Jackie Freeman


Chef | Recipe Developer | Culinary Writer

Areas of Expertise

BBQ - Grilling | Camp Cooking | Beans | Canning | Preserving | Cheese Making

Appeared in

Host of Healthy Kids Cook, numerous appearances on local and national television and radio programs

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Dutch Oven Peach Crisp

Impress your fellow campers with this super simple, but incredibly delicious peach crisp. Your Dutch oven is the perfect way…

by Chef Jackie

Homemade Harissa

Harissa is a hot chili paste, commonly found in North Africa and the Middle East, that blends smoky dried peppers,…

by Chef Jackie