Hello and welcome to thechowdown!

I’m so happy you’re here.

My name is Kasey, I’m 33 years old and I live in upstate NY. From a young age, I developed a passion for cooking from my small but close knit family. We could always be found all in the kitchen together, trying to tell one another what to do and annoying the heck out of my mom :D. My passion for cooking led me to pursue an education in culinary arts.

I received my associates degree in culinary arts and baking from Schenectady County Community College. I moved on to earning a Bachelors degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from New England Culinary Institute. I pursued the restaurant industry route for a few years however, the long hours and meager pay forced burn out.

Instead, I used Instagram as an outlet for my passion for cooking and have been posting recipes @thechowdown for many years and has developed a small following of fellow foodies. I decided I needed a permanent home for all my recipes and thus this site was born.

In addition to running my website and social media channels, I also develop recipes and shoot content for brands. I’ve had the pleasure of working with notable brands such as College Inn, Wüsthof, Bentgo, Lee Kum Kee and more.

I hope to share my passion for cooking, recipes, tips, favorite products and more. I hope you enjoy and please feel free to provide any comments or feedback!