This week’s blog features one of our preferred caterers that we just love to work with! Chef Sunshine Catering offers creative, delicious and affordable menus for weddings, corporate or office meetings, special events and cocktail parties. They are a chef-owned caterer providing restaurant-quality food for Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Olympia, Greater Seattle and Kitsap County. Below you will find a little bit about chef and some examples of the delicious food she loves to create!
Chef Sunshine Dunning
Chef & Owner
Chef Sunshine Dunning was born and raised in Seattle (when pressed, she’ll admit Kent). Not a natural cook, she was definitely a lover of eating and her mother encouraged her palate at a young age by exploring restaurants together. The years following included extended travel abroad to Southeast Asia and Europe followed by classical training at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.
After school Sunshine cooked for renowned french chef Phillipe Padovani in Hawaii and San Francisco. This led to six months in France living with a local family spending mornings shopping in markets and evenings learning to prepare such things as braised rabbit, first of the season walnuts and tart au pomme.
Upon returning to Seattle she took the position of Executive Sous Chef at the Mayflower Park Hotel. The following six years were spent in Southampton and Manhattan, New York, Palm Beach, Maine, Los Angeles, France, Italy, Indonesia and the Bahamas as a private chef for the financially untroubled.
And now to now. All the buzz words– Local, Sustainable, All Natural, Organic, Farmers, Ranchers, Community, Happy Cows, Chickens ranging to their little hearts content. On the plate. For you. Happy Sigh.