Welcome to Shiso Fresh — an interactive foodie experience. Inspired by the culinary adventures of chef Jessica Roy. Shiso Fresh is a place for food lovers, critics, and novices alike. Explore recipes, insider tips, restaurant reviews, video ‘how-to’s’, tasty tests, on the road adventures and whatever else comes to mind in the wonderful world of food. Always feel free to share comments, ask questions and for more information, or just to say ‘Hi’.
Chef Jessica Roy, former Le Cordon Bleu Chef Instructor, Left-Handed-American-Female Sushi Chef, Food Columnist, Personal Chef, and all around adventurer has a diverse culinary background. With a palette & training inspired by world travels, and delicious ingredients, her cooking style is one that revolves around sharing good food with good friends, and good fun.
A true East Coast gal at heart (MA native), her history as a former sponsored and competitive snowboarder guided her away from the ocean and to the majestic mountains out West for a 10 year stint. Jess enjoyed hosting a regular food segment on the lifestyle tv show, Studio 5, for Salt Lake City’s NBC affiliate channel KSL 5, as well as many guest appearances as a TV chef featuring recipes, demos, and food trends and culture for other local programming. She has also appeared on Food Network programming, and as the face of local and national commercial campaigns.
Now, back in Boston, Jess has opened Shiso Kitchen– a recreational cooking school & test kitchen. You can also find Jess weekly on Wednesdays in the Lowell Sun for her column ‘Your Personal Chef’ featuring simple and delicious recipes for the home cook along with how-to videos.
When she’s not in the kitchen in the Jess is an avid outdoor sportswoman, adventurer and lover of all things having to do with food, wine, and travel. Throughout her diverse career she’s also worked in action sports, advertising & graphic design and editorial writing.