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Please place your order for Tuesday by noon on Monday; we accept orders for Thursday until 5PM on Tuesday. Prepared food services are subject to sales tax of 8.7%; taxes are in addition to advertised prices.
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What’s Cooking? Personal Chef Service
Chef Colleen Farnham
509.540.2601
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Place your order

Please place your order for Tuesday by noon on Monday; we accept orders for Thursday until 5PM on Tuesday. Prepared food services are subject to sales tax of 8.7%; taxes are in addition to advertised prices.
Your Name *
Please enter your name
Your Email *
Please enter a valid email address
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Please enter a valid telephone number with area code
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Item #1 *
You must add at least one item before ordering
Size & Price *
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What’s Cooking? Personal Chef Service
Chef Colleen Farnham
509.540.2601
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Have an easy, delicious Christmas or New Year's Eve dinner or a festive holiday party with help from Chef Colleen!

We have a party menu featuring appetizers and desserts as well as special meals for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Check them out on our Catering page.

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Have an easy, delicious Christmas or New Year's Eve dinner or a festive holiday party with help from Chef Colleen!

We have a party menu featuring appetizers and deserts as well as special meals for Christmas Even and New Year's Eve. Check them out on our Catering page.
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What We Do

Catering

Entertaining? Click here to see our menus of holiday specials, appetizers, seasonal meals, barbecue fare, brunches, and box lunches. If nothing on the menu strikes your fancy, we can work with you to arrange exactly the menu you are looking for.

Cooking Classes

Attend one of our scheduled classes, set up a course for a group, or receive personalized training -- at our place or yours.  We have classes on a variety of topics for all skill levels. Visit our Cooking Classes page to see our current schedule.

Weekly Menus

Twice a week you can select from freshly prepared entrees, side dishes, soups, and salads delivered to your home. This week’s selections are just a click away!

Visitor Services

Visiting the Walla Walla Valley? We can take care of all your food-related needs: prepared meals; menus for dinners, parties, barbecues, and brunches; box lunches for your wine tasting tours. We can even do your grocery shopping! Click the here to learn more.

Gift certificates are available for any of our services! Contact us for details.
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Catering

Catering

Having a party? Order hors d’ouvres or full dinners from our seasonal choices, or contact us to design a custom menu. We also have menus for barbecues and brunches, box lunches for wine touring, and special holiday menus. Click the links below to see our menus, then contact us to make all the arrangements.

Please review our Catering Terms & Conditions
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Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes

Classes will resume in 2017.

We're taking a break from teaching classes to focus on the holidays. Watch this space in early 2017 to sign up for new courses in the new year.

Please review our Cooking Class Terms & Conditions
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Weekly Menus

Weekly Menus

Menu for Tuesday December 6

Chicken Fricassee with Artichoke & Mushroom 

Serves 2 - $22 
Serves 4 - $40

Fricassee is a French braised chicken pieces with onion, cognac, vermouth, chicken stock, garlic, thyme, artichoke bottoms and quartered mushroom. The flavorful sauce is finished with crème fraiche. Served with parsley potatoes.

Beef Enchiladas (Gluten-Free)

Half Dozen - $22  
One dozen - $39

This is a hearty Tex-Mex dish of corn tortillas stuffed with a mixture of sauteed ground beef, onion, mild diced green chilies, kidney beans & Monterey Jack. Topped with Colleen’s own red enchiladas sauce. You bake for 20 minutes. Garnished with sour cream.

Spicy Black Bean, Green Chili & Corn Enchiladas 
(Vegetarian, Gluten-Free & Healthy)

Half Dozen - $20  
One dozen - $36

Corn tortillas are stuffed with a mixture of black beans, onion, garlic, mild diced green chiles, corn kernels and grated pepper jack. Topped with Colleen’s own red enchiladas sauce. You bake for 20 minutes. Garnished with sour cream.

Menu for Thursday, December 8

Turkey Chowder with Wild Rice, Vegetables and Bacon 
(Healthy, Low Carb, Gluten-free)

Serves 2 - $18
Serves 4 - $32

I made a rich, dark roasted turkey stock which is saved in my freezer. I noticed turkey tenders are available at my favorite grocery store. It is time for turkey chowder with bacon, shallots, celery, wild rice, parsnips, cubes of sweet potato, crimini mushrooms, fresh herbs with a touch of cream added at the end.

Honey-Glazed Five-Spice Baby Back Ribs
(Gluten-Free)

Each rack serves 3 adults or two adults and two children for $29 each.

An aromatic rub of Chinese Five Spice, salt and brown sugar marinates on Baby back rib rack overnight. The rack is slowly braised in beer with a touch of molasses. The ribs are separated and brushed with honey-soy glaze. Served with fried brown rice with onions & pine nuts.

Soups, Sides & Salads for the week of Dec. 4

Colleen’s Guacamole – TUESDAY 
(Vegan, healthy, gluten-free)

$6 per cup

Silky avocadoes, garlic, jalapeno, tomato, scallions, lemon juice, Tabasco & cilantro. 

Apple Spinach Salad (Healthy, Vegetarian,  Gluten-Free)

Small $8
Large $14  

Baby spinach with thinly sliced apples, thinly sliced red onions, toasted walnuts, dried cranberries, goat cheese with Champagne vinaigrette with maple syrup.

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Visitor Services

Visitor Services

What’s Cooking? Personal Chef Service can satisfy all your culinary needs while you visit the Walla Walla Valley.

Our services include:  
•prepared meals  
•gourmet dinners  
•party appetizers  
•kitchen stocking & grocery shopping  
•cooking classes & culinary tours  
•picnics & box lunches

You can order from our standard weekly menus, or call us to have a fresh meal waiting when you arrive in town. If you are having a dinner party or a casual gathering, we can prepare everything from appetizers to full mutli-course meals. We can stock the kitchen in your guest rental and have a fresh meal waiting for you when you arrive. Going wine tasting or sight-seeing in the countryside? We can provide picnic baskets or box lunches. Out-of-town groups may enjoy a private, hands-on cooking course, a tour of the culinary sites of the valley, or both.

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Who We Are

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What’s Cooking? is a personal chef service serving the Walla Walla Valley in Washington State. Owner Chef Colleen Farnham left a career in education and training & development to pursue her passion for cooking. She attended the Western Culinary Institute (now Le Cordon Bleu) in Portland, OR, where she graduated with honors. After graduation, Colleen started What's Cooking? in Portland as service for families and individuals who were too busy to prepare home cooked meals. Colleen’s most rewarding culinary experiences were as a chef-instructor for Operation Frontline, where she taught cooking and nutrition classes for low-income families. She volunteered for six years and was recognized at the 2005 Share Our Strength conference as one of ten national recipe winners. Colleen moved to Walla Walla in 2007 with her husband, four dogs, and horse. After working at several local wineries, she restarted What’s Cooking? in 2010 and thoroughly enjoys cooking for her friends, neighbors, and visitors to the Valley.