I believe people can heal themselves with food. One of my greatest joys is hearing the happy sounds of pleasure when someone takes a bite of my food! This is especially true when it's someone who was given a restricted diet that they were sure was the END of fun forever!
Eating well should be a wonderful, sensual experience, not a punishment
My path to becoming a chef involved attending the California School of Herbal Studies, providing sales education workshops for herb companies, leading wild edible plant walks, teaching herbal medicine making, and many years of cooking. I honed my cooking skills by cooking thousands of creative meals for varying diets from scratch over 25 years. I am self-taught, which means that I focused on alternative cooking methods not taught in traditional culinary schools.
Moving to Austin was the thing that really created the opportunity to develop my business. We are a foodie city with a strongly health-conscious population. I get to collaborate with many of Austin's best wellness practitioners, such as acupuncturists, chiropractors, functional medicine doctors, and holistic nutritionists. We are also a busy city, where even folks with good intentions find it difficult to eat high quality foods that make them feel their best. I'm here to help with that!
We are a family business
My daughter Rose grew up in my kitchen, always helping out and trying new things. By cooking with me from an early age, she was able to learn what I know and to become a chef in her own right. So, when I started my business, it seemed only natural for her to join me in this exciting adventure. Rose helps me in all aspects of the business, from menu planning and client communication, to marketing and strategic planning. We make a heck of a team!
Together, Rose and I are committed to consciously sourcing the highest quality of ingredients, challenging ourselves to continually expand our menu options and to craft every dish as if it's for someone we love...because it is!