How to Establish Cooking Confidence with Chef Tiffany Swan
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Imagine walking into the kitchen knowing exactly what to do. That means no recipe, no guide but your own confidence leading the way through the kitchen. Chef Tiffany Swan teaches just that and in this episode she shares her own insights, pivots and craziest experiences as a chef to lead her to helping others. Tiffany Swan is not only a chef but a culinary scientist, retreat chef and food educator on a mission to help others show their love through cooking like she does. 


  • Tiffany talks about food being a catalyst for connection and how Tiffany and Emily originally met thanks to an online cooking class. 
  • Tiffany’s upbringing and fascination with food since childhood and her first job at a restaurant to her degree in food science and nutrition. She talks about all of the different types of restaurants she’s worked at from a Thai restaurant to the Ritz Carlton to working in wine. 
  • Kitchen burnout and pivoting to online teaching of classes during the pandemic and food science work. Everything you can and cannot eat, trusting expiration dates and how to gauge if something is still good. 
  • Making mistakes in the kitchen and how to learn from those mistakes to continue learning. 
  • A crazy story about Thanksgiving and turkeys while working in Tahoe and how to always lock your door around bears. 
  • Identifying as a retreat chef and creating experiences for women across the country. 

To learn more about Tiffany Swan, visit her website Tiffany sage Swan.

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