Yes, her first name is Dana. No, her last name is not Treat.
Dana Wootton is one of those people who has always loved food. Her mom started giving her “table food” when she was 9 months old and she has never looked back. Wootton was not picky as a child, but meat was never that appealing to her. She always liked the side dishes better. When she was 16 years old, she decided to make a change in her diet and cut out all meat and poultry. At 20, she gave up fish. It’s now been 20 years since she has eaten something with a face and she finds her diet to be incredibly rich, interesting, and satisfying. And, aside from a few french fries here and there, healthy. Not to worry, Wootton will never climb on a vegetarian soap box here -- her husband eats meat -- she just wants to share her love of good vegetarian food. And baked goods.
Wootton lives in Seattle with a great husband and two boys, ages 7 and 5. For three years, she worked as a personal chef to several Seattle-area families. When she brought them their dinners, she would include a “treat,” and that is how Dana Treat was born. Early in the fall of 2009, she decided to take a break from delivering weekly dinners and to just take on occasional catering projects and teach a few cooking classes. Those few occasional classes have morphed into bi-monthly offerings at her home in Seattle.
Read more about Wootton at www.danatreat.com.