About Local Harvest Catering's Owner and Chef:
I am thrilled and fortunate to have been born and raised in such a bountiful and copious region of the world: Santa Cruz, CA. I take great pride in taking advantage of the abundance this area has to offer and can’t imagine residing anywhere else. I have always envisioned creating beautiful organic food for enthusiastic and appreciative clients. My passion for cooking is long lived. It began for me as soon as I could reach the stove. Some of my best childhood memories take place in the kitchen.
After being laid off from my office job, I decided it was time for me to go back to school and start a career doing something that I passionately love ... cooking. I graduated from the Professional Culinary Institute and received the Burt Cutino Award for Outstanding Culinary Student. I also completed a 12 week Wine Program and became a Certified Sommelier. After graduating, I decided to pursue an endeavor of my own, and started Local Harvest Catering. My food philosophy is simply to use the freshest local, organic ingredients; the least amount of time between the ground and the table, the better. I am dedicated to supporting our local community by purchasing as much of our products from local farms and businesses. I want to bring my knowledge, integrity and ability to your event or into your kitchen to make your life easier and a little more delicious.
Respect. For farmers, for food, for the earth and for our bodies. I recognize that we don't live in a vacuum. There is no such thing as an individual. We are all connected.
Honesty. Nothing will be compromised in the process of bringing food thoughtfully and mindfully from farm to table. And nothing will be needlessly shipped from around the world out of season.
Comfort. Comfort is about feeling at ease, soothed, fed well, respected, welcomed, taken care of, included, and at peace. I want you to feel all of these things when I am catering your event.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry!