About

Your Chef

Real Food, Real Flavor, Real Health

Welcome, I’m Chef Mia! I've spent more than 15 years transforming simple, nutritious ingredients into flavorful meals. Growing up, I traveled extensively, which sparked my passion for incorporating a diverse range of spices and herbs into my dishes. Food has also been an important part of my journey towards better health, fueling a lifelong quest to create dishes that are as amazing for you as they taste.

Over the years, I’ve experimented with all sorts of ingredients and culinary techniques. I realized a lot of the common foods we eat aren't optimized for nutrition or flavor—they're just survival food. But nowadays, we’ve got access to an incredible range of ingredients and cooking methods that can truly transform your daily eating experience. Meals can be both scrumptious and packed with nutrients, far beyond what you typically find at home or in most restaurants.

I’ve discovered that for longevity, reducing stress, and overall health, making organic plants the star of your meals—and keeping things gluten-free and dairy-free—works wonders for me and many others.

Your Personal Culinary Adventure
My culinary travels have taken me to four continents, from the vibrant markets of the Caribbean to the bustling streets of East Asia. Each place has given me countless inspirations and invaluable lessons about flavorful cooking, so that I can make each meal a flavorful epicurean adventure. My mission is to create healthy meals that are as satisfying as they are nourishing, moving far beyond the usual salads and into a world of exquisite, flavor-packed dishes.

Cooking for Your and Your Family’s Well-Being
I approach cooking with care, knowledge, and love so that your meals gives you better energy and health to enjoy life. Every ingredient matters. I steer clear of the traditional high-fat, high-salt, high-sugar culinary school cooking approach, choosing instead to focus on fresh, wholesome ingredients. The result? Meals that taste incredible AND help you feel great.

When I’m not in the kitchen, you can find me tending to my microgreens farm or enjoying Oregon’s beautiful outdoors.

Mia Liu

Owner & Chef

Chef Mia Herbed Wild Salmon Cucumber Canapes with Cashew Cream. Dairy-free chef portland oregon
Chef Mia Herbed Wild Salmon Cucumber Canapes with Cashew Cream. Dairy-free chef portland oregon

Ready to save 5-10 hours per week while elevating your everyday meals?

Chef Mia holding fresh spring salad with roasted mushroom. Gluten-free chef, private chef Portland.
Chef Mia holding fresh spring salad with roasted mushroom. Gluten-free chef, private chef Portland.

At WildSpice, our name reflects our passion for bringing you an enthralling culinary experience with every meal, featuring bold spices and herbs from around the globe that transform nutritious ingredients into flavorful food adventures.

USPCA certified member - United States Personal Chef Association, personal chef near me, Portland OR
USPCA certified member - United States Personal Chef Association, personal chef near me, Portland OR