Desirae Bobov is the celebrity owner of Seattle Salads, the Northwest’s premier salad restaurant. From track coach to professional poker player to preschool teacher, Desirae tried her hand at several jobs before settling on the restaurant business as her final career choice. Never having attended a culinary school, Desirae’s cooking acumen comes mostly from her global travels, which includes almost every state in America, 8 European countries, Australia, and beyond. Her extensive background in health research and customer service lends enormous strength to her brand.
Starting in the farmers markets in June of 2011, Desirae’s salads launched the fast-casual salad industry in Seattle. Desirae’s creativity with local ingredients and her determination to make salads healthy, filling, and delicious have earned her salad restaurant a place on the local, and soon-to-be, national culinary map. In October 2012, Desirae left the less-than-risky confines of the farmers markets to start her own restaurant, Seattle Salads, winning wide acclaim regionally.
In 2016, Desirae Bobov has plans to open her second restaurant after a remodel of the original location. Desirae envisions Seattle Salads becoming the Starbucks—although much healthier—of salad restaurants. She looks forward to having people everywhere experience her miracle salad creations born from her palate frustrations.
Seattle Salads Delivery Service continues to grow as Desirae’s fans can be found in companies like Starbucks, Nordstrom, Amazon and Microsoft.
Seattle Salads Catering & Events offers Desirae’s catering clients the same outstanding experiences they have come to expect in her memorable restaurant.
Seattle Salads’ product line began in 2015 with the introduction of six different salad dressing flavors—the ‘secret sauce’ of her success. The product line has since grown to include popcorn. Other products are in works.
Desirae’s love of healthy delicious food has continued to evolve beyond the restaurant scene. Desirae has been a featured guest on talk-radio shows KIRO AM and KING 5, and popular with the media. Desirae is passionate about making kids healthier, globally. She was a coach and supporter of Girls on the Run. She has worked with abused children and kids with Bipolar Disorder. Desirae also supports Seattle Tilth, a nonprofit organic gardening and urban ecology organization. Desirae graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Washington. Desirae competed in the World Series of Poker two years in a row. When she’s not working, you might find her rock climbing, hanging with her newest edition Baby Ivan (born 8/15/2015), launching a nonprofit, or hopping another plane with her husband Vlad and baby Ivan to see more of the world.