Chef Cathy Harokopis is an extremely accomplished cook who lives in Laramie, Wyoming. Feeling the need to get out of the house after her husband retired 12 years ago, she attended the techniques series at the Culinary School of the Rockies in Boulder, where she first met Chef Dan Witherspoon, her culinary mentor. She went on to work at a busy local bakery in Laramie for five years, where she honed her culinary chops. Cathy is the mother of two grown daughters and she and her husband Mike, a retired physician, travel often. Cathy incorporates many of her journeys with extensive culinary adventures. She has taken cooking classes in Mexico: Oaxaca and the Yucatan – and spent a week of culinary indulgence and classes in Italy. In addition to being a popular instructor at The Seasoned Chef and conducting team building events and private classes for The Gourmet Spoon, she teaches an occasional class at The Copper Kettle, a kitchen store in Laramie. When she is not occasionally catering for food-starved Wyomingites, Cathy can be found in her kitchen cooking up masses of food for her family’s wide circle of friends.