Diana Dillard is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. Her chef experience includes positions as executive sous chef for The Club Corporation of America in Miami, chef tournant at Fuller's in The Seattle Sheraton, and owner/executive chef of Rain City Grill in Seattle. While she owned and operated Rain City Grill, it was voted one of the city's top five restaurants. She participated in the first-ever chef's exchange with the former Soviet Union, during which she prepared meals for U.S. and Soviet ambassadors. An active board member of Les Dames d'Escoffier, Diana taught professional culinary arts courses at Seattle Culinary Academy before coming to Shorewood High School.