Katie Weinner has been everything from a barista, to pastry cook, to banquet chef and over the last five years, culinary instructor. She took the idea of modern fine dining and transformed the student-run restaurant at the Art Institute in Salt Lake City. Two years ago she created SLC POP, a pop-up restaurant business, after being inspired by the challenge and excitement of throwing eclectic dinner parties. She then turned it brick and mortar by converting the Nata Gallery into a "private" 12-seat dining room for over a year. Luckily for Katie, she's had incredible support from her parents who always told her to do what makes her happy. She gets inspiration from traveling the globe with her Mom who is her favorite travel companion. Katie thrives on working with exotic ingredients and spinning classic ingredients into something amazing. Her style of cooking is like her life, out-of-the-ordinary and full of surprises. When she's not in a kitchen you can find her on the river fly-fishing or "shredding the pow" up at Snowbird.
Shows Top Chef