About Shiso & Jessica Roy

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 programmingShe 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.


10 thoughts on “About Shiso & Jessica Roy

  1. Absolutely enjoyed your segment on knife skills. Thanks for the tipS on how to hold a knife with a better grip and to angel the knife for an easier cut. Keep these lil’ tips and recipes coming. if you could do a diet friendly tomato soup recipe soon i would appreciate it tons.

    thanks in advance,

    • Ellie!!

      I have a fantastic roasted red pepper and tomato gazpacho recipe. It’s actually delicious hot or cold. Stay Tuned!

  2. Hi Jessica! I always love your segments on studio 5. What great gift ideas! You asked why I love to cook? Well it is all about the family time. I enjoy seeing my family eww and ahh over the meals I make and I love knowing that it was me who made there tummies full and content. I also love to try new recipes. I think I have rented every cooking book from the library! Ha Ha! Thanks again!

  3. I wanted to enter the contest for the give-aways on Studio 5 today. I didn’t see a blog connection. So here’s my info. Tomorrow is my 73rd Birthday and the Hand Blender would be a ‘nice for me’ gift. I love to make blended soups and this would save time (and a mess in my kitchen). Put my name in the mix. i’m following a ‘plant based diet’ and just adapt your recipes to tempeh and tofu. It’s all in the spices that are added that make the dish. Dana Terrill

  4. Jess!
    Thank you for your awesome recipes and tv appearances. I loved the segment on your favorite things. Time to go shopping! Hope they feature you more often!


  5. What I love About Cooking:

    I like how cooking brings people together and I like the satisfaction from guests of cooking something that doesn’t burn or taste like crap. Makes me smile. Great segment on KSL!

  6. I loved your segment on Studio 5 with gift ideas…I really want to buy that garlic roller! Keep the recipes and tips coming, love them!

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