about kiya

Hi, thanks for stopping by!

My name is Katelin Schnorr, but I go by Kiya, and I’m the author of this blog.

The title of this blog comes from a combination of my name, Kiya, and fries, as in french fries, because I love to eat them.

I’m a self-taught cook and photographer, I like gardening and making stuff, and I also enjoy working on the house my partner and I live in with our cat, Luffy.

My favorite things are eating, laughing, and Halloween, in that order.
I love to learn, especially about the history and science behind things. I like dreaming up wild ideas, but my favorite projects are simple ones. I value truth and kindness.

I started kiyafries in 2017 after leaving a career in dance and fitness and setting out to find myself, and this blog has been with me through a lot of twists and turns since then. 
It is has been, and will continue to be, an honor and a privilege to cook, to be a beginner, and to listen to the little voice in my heart that whispers, ”I want to make things!”

If any of the material on this blog serves you, I am humbled to have contributed positively to the world in some small way. I’m really glad you’re here.

You might know me from…

2016-2017 Twitch, where I did cooking streams for a short while

2018 Create TV’s website, for the Create Cooking Challenge 

2019-2022 The Works Seattle, where I hosted and taught DIY classes and workshops

For photography inquires, collaborative inquires, or to ask me anything at all, please use the contact form on this site, or email me at kiyafries @ gmail . com

Wishing you peace, comfort, and joy,