Chef Liam McDermott
Chef Liam is passionate about whole foods and creates delicious Farm to Table cuisine knowing that sustainable food systems nourish our bodies, hearts and ecosystems. Liam began his culinary journey managing a kitchen for a 50 person coop at Stanford University while earning a BA in Literature. Upon graduation, he enrolled in California Culinary Academy and graduated with an A.O.S degree with honors in 2002. He has worked as both chef and baker for years at Esalen Institute and with his own catering company. Inspired by working nationally and internationally with many sustainable farms, Liam has recently earned his Master’s degree from Gaia University in Integrative EcoSocial Design with a specialization in Applied Permaculture. Liam has created an abundant food forest on his homestead in Mexico, focusing on food and medicinal crops including cacao, cinnamon, coffee, allspice, passionfruit, mango, guava, banana, tamarind, tulsi basil, frankincense, myrrh and so much more. He works with local farms wherever he goes. Liam lives and works as a healer, chef, and permaculture designer from northern California near Shasta all the way down to his homestead at the tip of Baja California Sur in Mexico.
Blending 20 years of kitchen experience, a gift for facilitating connection, and a passion for transformation, Jesse creates delicious experiences though his company, Sacred Kitchen. His food celebrates global flavors highlighting plant based and bio-diverse dishes that celebrate a sustainable future. Jesse cares deeply about social justice and he is passionate about creating a felt sense of welcome for all people at his events and in his community. Jesse loves to dance and hang with his son, middle schooler, Elijah. You can learn more about what he’s up to at www.sacredkitchensf.com
Chef Bodhi Cole
Bodhi Cole believes that eating well is one of the best things we can do for ourselves and our planet. She is totally committed to using all organic ingredients, and sourcing from the abundance of local farms here in Northern California. Bodhi has been cooking for over 20 years, and loves cooking delicious and nourishing food for the body and spirit.