About

Amateur Home Cook, turned Professional Chef, turned Food Blogger

Dash of Savory

I’m a born and raised Alaskan girl in seek of all things food and wine. I’m fascinated, hungry and a little obsessed.

While attending Business school at the University of Montana, I found myself always turning to cooking rather than my studies. Whether it involved coming up with a late night snack or creating and plating an elegant meal just to photograph, I became consumed.

A revelation happened to me, cooking became a part of me while business school took a dramatic halt in my life and it took me 3 years to gain the courage to pursue my dreams.

Le Cordon Bleu

So I moved my life to a place where food is king and wine is queen; the beautiful Bay Area in Northern California. Immediately I enrolled myself in Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco and spent a year learning, loving and working towards my new found life as a chef.

After 5 years of living the wine and dine life in California, my husband and myself have settled down in Big Sky Country. Missoula, Montana is home, it’s where we plan to raise a family, expand my blog, and stay hungry for new opportunities. I love sharing my passion of food and wine with everyone I encounter and look forward to sharing our life here in Montana with all.

While my day to day passion does involve creating recipes for this website, I am a wine distributor first. Not only does it pays the bills, but also gives me a creative outlet to work with restaurants on a day to day basis.

My cooking style is comforting on all levels with fresh ingredient flares. I want to truly inspire people with my food. I celebrate food and its art. I focus on restaurant quality food and sharing my tips and tricks with even the most amateur cook.

Life Motto: Cook with passion, savor good food, and love great company. Cheers!

CONTACT ME:

Please contact me if you have any questions/concerns about the recipes I post. I love sharing my recipes so contact me if you’d like to use one for your site or page.

I’m also up for any sort of guest posting or working with small local businesses to feature products. The more the merrier.

victoria.sophie@dashofsavory.com

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Facebook.com/DashOfSavory

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12 thoughts on “About”

  • How awesome! It really is inspiring, thank you for sharing your story. I grew up in the Bay Area but food was never a real passion of mine. I always watched Food Network growing up but never cooked anything until college (when I was forced to). I went to UCSD to study Biochemistry thinking I would be a doctor or something in the health field, but turned out, similarly to you, I would always turn to food and cooking instead of studying. Now haha although I haven’t gone to culinary school, I’m working my way up and trying to weasel my way into the food industry! We’ll see where life takes me.

    Thank you for sharing your story and food with us. Keep pursuing your dreams and I will too!

    • Wow, and here I thought I was the only one ;) I’m truly passionate about what I do and my life has gone miles in the last year. People like us are revolutionizing the food industry. Keep making goals and push yourself to the limits. Thanks for your support and good luck with your own endeavors!

  • Your website is so beautiful and the recipes are amazing. Love the photography too! So awesome to see it grow and grow.
    Shelly

  • Although I have not pursued culinary school like yourself I am fascinated, hungry and a little obsessed (okay a lot obsessed with food and the culinary world). I love learning about it, talking about it, and most of all cooking & sharing those meals with people. I look forward to following your site!

    • Thanks Lauren, always fun to follow a fellow foodie as well ;) Looking forward to seeing more on your site as well!

  • Hello! you are a true inspiration! My son lives in San Francisco so I visit every year and get inspired by all the great food and wine out there. Keep up the good work and I’ll look to see what you’re dishing up next!

  • Do you have any salmon recipes? I noticed you have pictures on instagram of past salmon photos? Thanks. Going to try your Miso Halibut

  • I’ve looked through a number of recipes, all of which looked delicious, and was completely surprised to find you are not from the South! Your style and taste fit right in on the Gulf Coast and I will be sharing your blog with my friends. If you haven’t visited our part of the country, you need to soon; you’ll love it!

    • Hi Paula,
      Thank you for the wonderful compliment!! And it’s on my list! All my recipes are inspired by comfort, French, Italian and Asian flair. Share away and if you ever have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. If you’re on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter follow Dash of Savory to never miss a recipe.
      Cheers my friend!
      Victoria

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