Fire and Earth Kitchen was founded by artist, educator and self taught chef, Renee Press, as a way to bring the beauty of vegan, gluten-free cooking to life. Since 2011, she has been providing the Seattle area with unique mobile cooking classes and personal chef services, sharing her passion for tasty home cooked vegan meals and simplifying the process for everyone. Whether demonstrating her recipes in front of a large group or preparing weekly meals in a client's home, she is completely at ease and passionately shares her love of vegan cooking and eating.
Her original recipes are developed with a wide range of people in mind: newbie cooks, seasoned vegans, veg curious, those with food allergies, passionate meat eaters, and those on the path to healing with plant based foods. Whether teaching on air, in conference rooms, or in private residences across the region, her heart is in sharing how simple and delicous plant based meals can be.
Her husband Nicholas works alongside her in all monthly group cooking classes, adding humor, sharing nutrition facts, and serving as esteemed sous chef and saucier. Long time partners in both life and cooking, together they share the secrets of effortless meal preparation, and expertly show how down to earth and delicious vegan meals can be.
Originally from the East Coast, both Renee and Nick are artists who spent many years living and working in NYC and traveling the world. Their love of international flavors comes from the months they spent abroad in India, South America and the Middle East.