I love being at the hearth of creative change, and nourishing people who are learning and collaborating to improve their own lives and the world we live in.
I love preparing wholesome meals from fresh ingredients. I use produce that is locally sourced and jam-packed with nutrients to make real food from scratch. My intention is to alchemize the perfect meals and snacks to fuel your group and inspire you to do the good work you have gathered to do! Everyone needs to eat, and food that reflects the mission of your organization and the values of your gathering can make or break an event, especially a multi-day workshop or retreat.
ORGANIC + LOCAL + SUSTAINABLE + HANDMADE WITH LOVE
I offer menu planning, food sourcing and preparation.
Together, we figure out how many guests you will have and how many meals will need to be prepared. Will we be offering snacks, beverages, or special treats? Is it going to be basic or more elaborate? What dietary restrictions and food sensitivities are we preparing for? I strive to be eco-friendly as much is possible, source rom local farms and independent grocers, incorporate seasonal produce, and am always considering the environmental impact. I can order and source all of the food if this isn't your forte, or perhaps you have that part down and just need someone to prepare the food and manage the hearth during the event or retreat. I am flexible and can accomodate the needs of your group, and I add a little magic to your hearth!
Event Production & Food Service
Let's be honest. Cooking is not all that goes into creating happy, healthy, wholesome meals. There are hours of menu planning, shopping, setup, breakdown, preparation and dishes. Managing volunteers? Add another few headaches. I am available to collaborate, create, and implement a food service program, that includes all elements of a well-functioning hearth. I am also available to help with overall event production and help hold the "big picture" to ensure everything runs smoothly. Anything you dream up can be created with a little brainstorming and team work! Let me know how I can assist you in creating your dream.
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"Mischa makes delicious magic happen with the food she creates. A kitchen witch, she stirs up nourishing meals full of flavor and love that delight all who eat them! We had a group of 18 and she made exactly the right proportions, and each meal was ready at the right time and had its own distinct flavor and feeling to it. She tended to everyone’s dietary needs and looked after us, making sure we were all nourished and well hydrated. She made delectable desserts and surprise treats too! Her magical loving presence and introductions to the food as we gathered in circle brought us all closer together as a community. I highly recommend Mischa as a chef for group events. She is a truly gifted culinary creatrix." - Leiah Borowsky, L.Ac, LMT, CYT, Organizer, Permaculture Action Course