Cathy Whims

Chef and Co-Owner, Nostrana and Oven and Shaker

Cathy Whims, a six-time James Beard Award finalist, opened Nostrana in Portland, Ore., with her partner, David West, in 2005. Since then, she has helped open Oven & Shaker. Her curiosity often takes Whims to Italy, where she continues to find inspiration in the complex flavors evoked by simple cooking.