Tom comes to Pat’s Pantry with wide and varied culinary dining experiences that span literally dozens and dozens of countries around the world over the past 50 years. Read: he loves to eat and knows good food when he eats it. Growing up 100 miles south of Astoria, this area has always held a personal charm and attraction, so when the brainstorm hit him and Pat one weekend while they were vacationing here the dream became a business plan which developed into the reality of Pat’s Pantry.
Pat LOVES food; whether cooking, eating, reading about, taking classes, volunteering at the local farmer’s market or traveling it is always about the food. Pat’s hobby-turned newly found career is bolstered with a background of learning experiences at farmers’ markets doing food demos, numerous cooking classes, a stint as a personal chef and working for the last few years at one of the larger commercial spice merchants.
Pat has a deep appreciation for locally grown and made foods as well as the wonderful flavors and aromas of spices from around the world. Her motto is eat locally, season globally!