Lesley Stiles Bio
Lesley organizes cooking demonstrations, cook book signings and farm tours for all ages at various farmers’ markets and local farms.
Lesley, along with her good friend and garden partner Stephanie Jacob and Kaiser Permanente are creating school gardens and Farm to School Salad Bars in Contra Costa County and beyond. Educating students about where food comes from and how to grow it themselves empowers children and teens to make healthier choices about what they eat. Teaching them to grow their own food for them selves as well as their families only strengthens that power growing healthy youth as well as great food.
Lesley also operates a thriving sustainable catering business utilizing seasonal foods as well as local food producers and also teaches cooking classes using locally grown, seasonal produce with the focus on simple, healthy and delicious cooking. Lesley also writes in several local publications about buying locally grown food and supporting farmers markets and local producers. Recipes always included.
Member in good standing of The San Francisco Professional Food Society, Slow Food USA, Delta Diablo Chapter; Slow Food in Schools, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs’ and many other community based groups.
Lesley was born and raised in Pleasant Hill, California and has gratefully called it home for 52 years.