Ryan Childs is a professional chef, recipe developer, and food writer. He is a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in San Francisco. His cooking is most influenced by his years working at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. He has also worked as a chef at Aqua, Gary Danko, flour + water, and Cotogna. When not in the kitchen, Ryan can be found exploring the Pacific Northwest and foraging mushrooms. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and two daughters.