Mary Song’s love of cooking started at a young age. Meals were often shared with friends and sometimes strangers who became friends over a meal. She's learned to cook from many people and places including Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and the people from around the world she met while working and living in the middle east. Mary started Healthy Gourmet Kitchen started as a result of not finding pantry staples without added sugars, preservatives, salt or other unnecessary ingredients. She set out to create healthy soup starters & seasoning mixes for people who are too busy to cook or maybe not yet confident in the kitchen.