I’m a Professional Chef Who Started a Luxury Food Cart

  • Lissette Morales Willis, 33, is a chef and food-cart owner based in Portland, Oregon.
  • She and her husband opened their food cart Poppyseed in January 2020 to make fine-dining foods more accessible. 
  • This is what her job is like, as told to freelance writer Molly O’Brien.

This as-told-to essay is based on a transcribed conversation with Lissette Morales Willis, a food cart owner based in Portland, Oregon. It has been edited for length and clarity.

I grew up in Rubidoux, California, where there weren’t a lot of fine dining options. My parents worked a lot, so in high school I started taking on the responsibility of cooking our dinners. 

At 23, I began a cooking apprenticeship at The 10th Restaurant, a seasonal restaurant at a mountaintop resort in Vail, Colorado.  There, I met my husband, Tim, and we both experienced “fancy” food for the first

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Masters Of The Wok

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45 Comfort Foods for a Cozy Fall Meal

Comforting Fall Dishes


Fall is the prime time for cooking comfort foods. As the weather gets colder, hearty soups, stews, and recipes that simmer for hours are finally welcome. Meals that are eaten out of a steaming bowl make everyone feel cozy, and fall produce such as pumpkin, squash, apples, and Brussels sprouts are all popular, cool weather eats. When you want an easy, comforting meal this fall, try any of these simple casseroles, baked goods, hot beverages, and snacks.

Related: 28 Fall Recipes That Showcase Seasonal Fruits and Veggies.

Chicken Divan


Who doesn’t love the combination of chicken, broccoli, and cheese? Top it off with plenty of creamy sauce and bake until bubbly, and you’ve got chicken divan. Use a store-bought rotisserie chicken to save time.

Recipe: Spend with Pennies

Tater Tot Hotdish


For those not from the upper Midwest, tater tot hotdish is a casserole baked with tater tots on top.

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Cook it like Beckham! Brooklyn Beckham reveals if mom or dad is the cook in the family

Sure, he may have soccer and performance genes, but where does Brooklyn Beckham get his cooking skills?

The oldest of David Beckham and Victoria Beckham’s four children was asked which parent was the cook in his family while he made an English breakfast sandwich Wednesday on TODAY.

“My dad,” he said.

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“He likes to cook anything — risotto, pasta, loves steak,” he added.

And while his father may know his way around the kitchen as well as he does a soccer field, the younger Beckham said the English-inspired breakfast sandwich he made actually was inspired by another relative.

“My great-grandma taught me how to make this, so it’s really special to me,” he said.

The 22-year-old said he has “always loved food” and became more passionate about cooking during quarantine.

“My fiancée

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