My name is Shannon Vavich. I’m a multimedia artist, specializing in food photography, watercolor visual art, cake design, storytelling, recipe creation and video recipe presentation – both live (ad lib) and in edited film form. I am also a classically trained vocalist – with an extensive background in Jazz vocals as well.

I am an experienced cooking instructor, recipe developer, program developer, analyst and writer.

I live in Stuttgart, Germany with my husband and our seven children. My husband is an active-duty Marine Corps Colonel and has served our country for 26 years. Together we have moved over a dozen times and set up a well-run, organized and healthy household multiple times – a household where our children can thrive.

Because of our military lifestyle, I have lived all over the world and studied food, art, family life and culture in England, France, Switzerland, Spain, Morocco, Greece, Italy, Japan (Okinawa), Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Boston, Rhode Island, New Orleans, Kentucky, and now in Germany – were we currently live. Because of my background as a classical vocalist, I am proficient in learning languages. Cooking with the locals, however, is how I learn the most about every place I visit.

Learning to cook Japanese Cuisine in Okinawa with my seventh child Rosie.

I currently live in (and manage) a bustling four-story German home in the center of a medieval era village. With seven children in and out the door, and a military husband to care for, I am very busy, indeed. I walk everywhere and shop at local markets every day. I have a fully functional art loft on the fourth floor, where my children and I paint and create together – although I do relish the time I get to myself while they are at school. I do the bulk of my writing and program creation work in my laundry room, however. I do so much laundry everyday, that I converted my laundry room into a fully functional media office where I can produce my podcast, build my online programs, record teaching videos and update this website.

I host a live, interactive cooking show on facebook tv. It’s garnered over 200,000 views since it’s beginning in 2016. It’s almost completely ad-lib, and I not only host it, but I produce it and do all the graphic/tech work as well. I plan on kicking off “season 4” of my cooking show soon. You can find my show on my facebook page – “The Flying Kitchen”.

Want to know how I do it all?


Cooking. Life Skills. Self-Care. Family Leadership. And More!

Launching in 2020!!

Click the pic and link below to read all about my new program!