About Salima Benkhalti

Hello and welcome to Salima’s Kitchen! This blog / passion project / business is run by me, Salima Benkhalti.

I grew up in Olympia, Washington loving food and teaching. For whatever reason, teaching always seemed like the more practical path to lead so for years I pursued a career as an elementary school teacher. This was rewarding in many ways but even after a long day at work I always came back to that love of cooking. 

Two years ago, I moved in Portland, Oregon with my boyfriend / best friend and found myself inspired and in awe of all of the culinary creativity the city has to offer. It’s funny to me how all it took was a change in scenery to help turn give my dream that extra push.

About the Business

What started as an Instagram page documenting my adventures in the kitchen transformed into a food blog where I started recording recipes and finally became a business. I am now the owner of Salima’s Kitchen, a personal chef service that offers a unique culinary experience for clients.

You may be asking yourself: what exactly does Salima’s Kitchen do?

Great question! As a personal chef, I am licensed to cook out of your kitchen. Examples include:

  • Meal Prep & Planning
  • Dinner Parties & Luncheons
  • Catered Events
  • Birthdays & Anniversaries
  • Cooking Classes (for kids & adults)
  • Recipe Development
  • Sponsored Video Recipes
  • The list goes on… don’t see the service you need? Contact Salima’s Kitchen with your request today.

A Word From My Clients

My experience cooking began as a child with my grandmother in Morocco & extends to years in licensed kitchens and working for clients. Heavily influenced by my roots, I enjoy incorporating fresh Mediterranean flavors into healthy balanced dishes.

But don’t take my word for it… here are a few from my wonderful clients:

“The food she prepared was delicious and she shared all of her recipes with us. She was very prepared & serious about her cooking. We’d definitely hire again!” ~Stacey, Portland OR

“Salima is the best! The food was delicious. Great quality! It’s so easy to work w/ her! She definitely went above and beyond my expectation. She’ll definitely do exactly what and how you like things done. I’ll definitely be working with her again!” ~Rhoda, Tigard OR

“Salima is a creative, accommodating and a very talented Chef. For any size event, you won’t be disappointed. I love to cook and do a lot of entertaining, but I love to have Salima cook for us even more!” ~Connie, Portland OR

Check out Salima’s Kitchen on Instagram & Facebook for recipes, pictures and updates.

Read more customer testimonials through Yelp.