When it comes to cooking for his family at home, Herschell Taghap loves to pull ideas from his 10+ years of cooking experience in San Francisco and Seattle. When teaching, he likes to share his knowledge in a casual conversation format where the class directs the subject matter. As a student at the California Culinary Academy, he was impressed by how his instructors broke down complex culinary ideas into easily consumable steps that could be scribbled down onto tiny notepads. As a chef and digital manager of Tom Douglas restaurants, he tried to find beauty in the intersections between food, photography and technology. Today, he is the social media manager for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, but he loves to find time to help at friends' restaurants if they're in need.