married to a chef Okay, so maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration.  But if you are married to or dating a chef, I’m sure you can relate! The life of a chef wife or significant other isn’t as glamorous as it seems.

My name is Jennifer and I have been married to a chef for 19 years. I blog about my life as a chef wife and how we combine restaurant and family life each day. If you are new to my site, start here.


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What is it Like to be Married to a Chef?

What is it Like to be Married to a Chef?

“Being married to a chef must be the best thing ever.  #marriedtoachef.”

This is what I read as I glanced at twitter this morning.

Really?  Best thing ever?

Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not complaining.  I love that my husband is a chef.  I love that when he is home, he cooks, because the food tastes SO MUCH BETTER!!  I love that I can show him a recipe and he can immediately tell if it’s going to turn out.  I love that he currently has 12,206 files in his recipe directory on Google Drive.  I love how handsome he looks in his chef coat each morning when he walks out the door.  The list could go on and on . . .

But let me let you in on a little secret, in case you are reading this and are not married to a chef.  The life of a chef is not as glamorous as it looks on the Food Network. Let me give you a few examples . . . read more…

Raising a Family with a Chef – The Infant Phase

Raising a Family with a Chef – The Infant Phase

So you made it through pregnancy.  All your fears of your chef/husband not being able to make it to the hospital for the baby’s delivery were unnecessary as he was there in plenty of time. :-)

But now you have this sweet little baby and your chef/husband is back to work, working a billion hours a week (OK, not that many, but it sure seems like it).  You’re exhausted, overwhelmed, lonely and some days really, really, really, wish you had another adult to talk to.  Raising a family with a chef isn’t easy.

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The Chef Wives are Talking (part 5) . . .

The Chef Wives are Talking (part 5) . . .

Today is the final post in the series, “The Chef Wives are Talking . . .”  I hope you have loved reading through all these articles as much as I have.  It’s so nice to know someone else can relate to my crazy life!

If after these 5 weeks you know of a blog or blog post that has something to do with being married to a chef, dating a chef or having children with a chef, please leave the link in the comments below so we can all read it!

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Raising a Family with a Chef – Pregnancy

Raising a Family with a Chef – Pregnancy

First trimester pregnancy – the one time in my entire life when I was more tired than my chef/husband.

Finding out you are going to have a baby is so exciting!  But when you’re married to a chef, there’s also some fears that go through your mind when you’re expecting . . .

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The Chef Wives are Talking (part 4) . . .

The Chef Wives are Talking (part 4) . . .

For the last two posts in this series, I’m going to share with you blogs that are entirely dedicated to being married to or dating a chef.  A LOT of work goes into writing a blog, especially one in a specific niche like this.  Some of the blogs have just a few posts and others have many.  I am thankful these ladies were willing to be vulnerable and share their lives with us.  It’s not easy.

(Don’t forget to comment on a post if you like it.  As a blogger, it’s nice to know you’re writing to someone instead of just writing to the air.)

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Raising a Family with a Chef

Raising a Family with a Chef

I’ll be honest.  This is by far the hardest topic I’ve written about on this blog yet.  I always knew there would be a time to talk about it, but honestly, when you’re in the middle of a struggle or trial, writing about it and sharing about it with the world is the last thing you want to do.

Yet, here I am.  About to spill my guts about what it’s like to parent alongside a chef.  It’s not easy.

Parenting is a trillion times harder than I EVER thought it would be.

It’s very rewarding and I love being a Mom.  But WOW!  It’s not easy!

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Chef Wife, Mother of 3 and the Blogger behind EmulsifiedFamily.com.

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