Meet the Team Behind The Weary Chef

Meet the Team - The Weary Chef
Meet the Team - The Weary Chef

Anthony Vipond, Head Chef

Hi! I’m Anthony Vipond, the head chef at Weary Chef. I have been a restaurant professional for over 20 years, and in 2017, I opened my first restaurant, Whiskey Bird, in Atlanta, GA.

Anthony Vipond Head Chef at Weary Chef

Having worked in restaurants for over two decades, I have spent a lot of time cooking and in the kitchen.  My love for food started at a young age from spending time with my grandparents, who were great cooks.  In high school, I took my first job as a dishwasher at a neighborhood restaurant.  From there, I was hooked on cooking and the restaurant industry.  I haven’t looked back since.  Over the years, I bounced around the country, working in some great restaurants.  I now have my own restaurant, Whiskey Bird, in Atlanta, GA.  

Along the way, I met my amazing wife, welcomed two beautiful daughters to our family, and a malti-poo named Ladybug.  Life is busy and tiring between working in the restaurant and having two young kids.  I always try and make time to cook dinner for our family, even if I won’t be home to enjoy it because I am working at the restaurant.  At the end of the day, I want to help everyone create affordable, convenient and tasty food at home, even when we are weary.  This is why I took the opportunity to take over for Rosie as the “Weary Chef” and share my recipes and tips with all of you.

The recipe site and food blog was started in 2013 by Andi, a mother of two who loves to cook.  In 2022, Andi passed along the site to Rosie. In 2024, Rosie decided to pass along the site to a new “Weary Chef” and I took over as head chef.

Rosie, Chef (2022-2023)

When Rosie is in her kitchen, everything else disappears – no worries, no deadlines, no phone, no kids, just her, the big mighty Internet (for inspiration), and the passion she has for everything that tastes like a little spark of heaven. The foodie in her is never too satisfied with her work and dishes, so you’ll always find here, on WearyChef, nothing but her best recipes. 

When she started writing on this blog, she thought, “Hmm, I’m not exactly a weary chef. I love to cook and write about it for anyone who shares this passion of mine!”. Well, when she actually started doing it, she surely empathized with the blog’s name. Her laptop still has dry batter under its keyboard… Just saying!

However, when you work on a project born of love, you achieve clarity at some point. That happened to Rosie, too. Everything seemed to settle down after a while and the kitchen became her happy place. She could be mad at her hubby and stressing about her kids’ homework, but the moment she set foot in the kitchen and powered on her laptop, everything would make sense. 

“So, bear with me, loves! We’ll prepare every insane recipe out there, step by step, learning together from our mistakes. No rush, no predefined standards, no judging, only love for food and some good time!”

Andi Gleeson, Chef (2013-2021)

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi lives in San Francisco and is a stay-at-home mom of two active boys, which is enough to make anyone weary! To make her weeks easier, Andi plans out her dinners in advance and then shares these weekly menus of easy recipes on The Weary Chef. Most of her recipes can be made in 30 minutes or less and use a limited list of ingredients. She also likes to share new cocktail recipes and general kitchen tips!

Weary Chef Instagram

Recipe Contributors:

Amy Engberson // Little Dairy On The Prairie
Amanda Batcher // The Chunky Chef
Crystal Gerhardt // Everyday Adventures
Cyndi Rashid // My Kitchen Craze
Dee Martin // Meatloaf and Melodrama
Kacey Joanette // The Cookie Writer
Nicole Johnson // Or Whatever You Do
Sharon Lachendro // What The Fork Food Blog
Sheila Thigpen // Life, Love, and Good Food
Stacey Mebs // Bake. Eat. Repeat.