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Welcome! My name is Rachel and I'm the FOODIE behind THE Kalamazoo Foodie. I’m so happy you took the time to stop by and check out my website! Born and raised in Michigan, where the winters are a little too long, and the summers are hot but way too short! Michigan has so many beautiful places to offer and activities no matter what time of year!

I am a wine connoisseur. Lover of dirty martini’s. Getting into Bourbon these days. I have a passion for cooking, a love for restaurants, traveling, and an eye for creating dishes that make your mouth water!

I have worked in restaurants for over 17 years. Starting out as a Hostess and eventually working my way up to serving and bar-tending.  I also worked for Norwegian Cruise Lines on the Pride of Aloha Sailing around Hawaii as a server in one of their specialty restaurants.

I married the love of my life in 2013 on a beautiful beach in the Bahamas. I have two amazing step-children, 4 dogs and a cat who thinks shes a dog. My husband Gary and I love spending time together traveling and exploring new restaurants. When we're not venturing out to find the best dirty martini, we work hard on our company Owens Products. We manufacture after market accessories for your trucks and SUV's, Jeep products, K-9 crates, and much more!