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Member Spotlight - March 2022

CHEF Emily Wallace

Favorite Quote

“Let things taste of what they are.” –Alice Waters


Chef Emily Wallace was inspired to become a chef because her grandfather took her to cooking classes as a child. He instilled in her a love and passion for creating beautiful and delicious food which grew into her desire to explore the culinary industry. Chef Wallace has been one of the Chef Instructors in the South Puget Sound Community College’s Culinary Arts Program since September of 2017. She graduated with her Associates of Applied Science from the Culinary Arts Program at Renton Technical College in 2010 and she has participated in ACF cooking competitions and earned multiple gold medals. Before joining the culinary arts team at SPSCC, she developed and maintained her skills at leading local restaurants, her own catering company, and working closely with local artisan butchers. Since accepting the instructor position at South Puget Sound Community College, she has been working closely with the staff and faculty to grow the Culinary Arts Program through curriculum development and outreach. Chef Wallace looks forward to instilling her commitment to excellence and passion for the food and hospitality industry on to her students.

View her favorite recipe below…

Favorite Recipe

Green Goddess Dressing

-Created By Emily Wallace

This sauce is extremely versatile and is absolutely delicious not only as a traditional dressing but also as a dipping sauce for anything fried. Try substituting a portion of the parsley with fresh mint as a variation and serve with Lamb. Enjoy! – Chef Emily


  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste or 2 to 4 canned anchovies
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped tarragon
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients except the oil and lemon juice.
  2. Blend ingredients.
  3. Alternate lemon juice and oil to emulsify.