About Chef Victoria Balas



About Chef Victoria Balas and Culinary Immigration

In the picturesque town of Snohomish, Washington, Chef Victoria Balas has crafted a unique niche for herself and her culinary talents. As the founder of the Culinary Immigration Cooking School, Victoria has transformed the local culinary scene with her passion for food and her dedication to teaching others.

Victoria Balas’s journey into the culinary world began in her childhood kitchen. Growing up, she was surrounded by the aromas and flavors of her family’s diverse heritage, which sparked her love for cooking. Her early experiences were rich with cultural influences, and this diversity became the foundation of her culinary philosophy.

In 2010, Victoria brought her wealth of experience and global perspective to Snohomish, where she established the Culinary Immigration Cooking School. Her vision was to create a space where food enthusiasts of all levels could come together to learn, share, and celebrate the culinary arts. The school’s name reflects Victoria’s belief in the transformative power of culinary traditions and their ability to bridge cultural divides.

Victoria Balas’s impact extends beyond her cooking school. She is an active member of the Snohomish community, often participating in local food festivals and events. She collaborates with other local chefs and artisans, fostering a vibrant culinary community. Her dedication to education and community involvement has made her a beloved figure in Snohomish.

Through her work at Culinary Immigration, Victoria has not only imparted valuable skills to countless students but has also inspired a deeper appreciation for the cultural richness of food. Her story is a testament to the power of culinary arts to bring people together, transcend cultural boundaries, and create lasting memories.

As Victoria Balas continues to share her passion and knowledge, she remains a beacon of culinary excellence in Snohomish, Washington. Her contributions to the local culinary landscape and her commitment to fostering a love for cooking in others ensure that her legacy will be felt for generations to come.

Join me as I introduce you to the new “American” cuisine, brought about by the immigrant.


1939 Ludwig Road

Snohomish, WA 98290