TikTok food star Kathleen Ashmore is a successful cooking content creator, whole foods blogger, professionally trained private chef and former producer on The Martha Stewart Show. Enjoying her new found fame, this mom of two has quickly gained a devoted TikTok audience of one million. Her new E-book Real Food, Real Life is filled with 25 easy and healthy summer recipes made famous on TikTok.
TIKTOK CHEF – 1.8 MILLION FOLLOWERS – 250,000 NEW FOLLOWERS A WEEK
Kathleen started by making food hack videos on TikTok. From how to choose a ripe watermelon at the supermarket to getting the most juice out of a single lemon. But the game changer came in 2021 when Kathleen got personal on video and shared her story of why she came to TikTok in the first place. She revealed that she was at a low point in her career, was feeling creatively bankrupt and lost a bit of her identity as a stay-at-home mom of two toddlers. People responded, and that one video went viral with 2.8M views. Thirty-six hours later she had 200,000 new followers. The positive and overwhelming response was something Kathleen never imagined. She was ready to move forward, go full speed ahead and reinvent herself. TikTok has changed Kathleen’s life forever and has allowed her to explore the culinary world with renewed energy. Today she has a growth of 250,000 follower per week!
DIGITAL FOOD CONTENT CREATOR – VIRAL HEALTHY COOKING VIDEOS – 200K+ INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS
A funny and talented TikTok chef to follow, Kathleen is known for her skillful ability to incorporate clever food hacks and tips into fun, simple and delicious recipes that just happen to be healthy too. Her top #6 entertaining and mesmerizing viral recipes that have attracted up to 10 million views are; Crispy Crackle Chicken, No Sugar Fudgy Avocado Brownies, Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Lime Crema, Saucy Coconut Spiced Chickpeas, Carrot Walnut Spice Cake, and Herb and Walnut Chicken Salad. Her newest TikTok series, Hungry Salad Lady has garnered million of views.
PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED CHEF AND FORMER MARTHA STEWART TALK SHOW PRODUCER
Kathleen received her degree in the culinary arts from the award-winning Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. This eventually led to a dream career as a food producer on the Martha Stewart Show where she executed cooking segments with prominent celebrity chefs and Hollywood actors… Katie Holmes, Hugh Jackman, Seth Myers, famed Chef Thomas Keller and restauranteur Dave Chang of the Momofuku restaurant group.
After eight Emmy Awards and seven seasons, Martha’s talk show ended in 2012, but for Kathleen this was the start of an exciting new entrepreneurial project with the lifestyle guru. She was invited to join Stewart’s company for her first new retail food venture Martha’s Pantry. Kathleen was part of the handpicked culinary team who developed 160 different food products, from spice blends to baking mixes and sauces.
Today, Kathleen is finally in her professional happy place as a full-time digital food creator on TikTok and Instagram. Her new career also gives her personal gratification, allowing her to spend time at home in Southport, Connecticut with her husband and children, 4-year-old William and 2-year-old Coco.
Head shots: Christine Han Photography