About Katie

Hi! I’m Katie. In addition to being the VP of Sales here at Wildwood Grilling, I’m a trail runner, yoga instructor, mountain biker, snowboarder, nordic skier, and backcountry enthusiast. Oh, and I’m a PNWBA barbecue judge. Bring me ribs and I’ll tell you what I think, and how I would score said ribs!

I like grilling and smoking stuff. Like, a lot. I have four Weber grills, a Big Green Egg, and a home-made cinder block smoker. Outdoor cooking is taken pretty seriously at my house.

My approach to eating changes seasonally and my cooking abilities have evolved with those changing tastes. I love food without restriction – there is such a wild world of ingredients with which to experiment. That said, I am unabashedly in for some trendy diets.  Playing with Keto, Paleo, plant-based, and other ingredient-restricted diets can make for inspiring creative constraints. I climb aboard and subsequently fall off passing crazes with curiosity and glee.

Basically, I’m just a lady from Idaho that likes to play outside, throw outdoor parties, and eat really good food. Then talk about how good the party was and how I could go for another serving of brisket.


What’s your favorite thing to cook?

Something new. I can’t say that I have a arsenal of standbys. Whatever looks good at the meat counter or farmer’s market.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve cooked on a grill?

I once planked cookies. I’ve seen a Pinterest version that looked great, but mine didn’t go as well as hoped. It was a huge mess.

What’s your most memorable food experience?

All my best memories surrounding food are because of the people. Food is a shared experience. Good food, good wine and your people will be sure to make for a good time.

What’s the longest time you’ve grilled something?

I’ve done some low and slow brisket. It was an overnight smoke and, not to brag, but it turned out perfect.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten?

Icelandic hotdogs are pretty weird. Also, chicatanas.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?

A traditional Kaiseki meal at a Ryokan in Japan.