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The Heirloom Chef infuses flavor and nutrition into comfort food-focused cooking, adapting to the seasons and any dietary restrictions. We are happy and grateful to continue serving our community during the COVID-19 crisis with touches drop-off at your doorstep.



Chef Maggie Lawson is the owner of The Heirloom Chef. She began cooking nutritious meals at a young age with her mother's support. Her own family's commitment to sharing seasonal meals inspired her present love of cooking and traditional fare. She draws inspiration from East Bay farmers' markets, food-justice activists, and local writers and artists who weave their magic around cooking. Since 2004, Maggie has been working as a personal chef and nutrition educator in Berkeley and Oakland. Her clients range from life coaches to busy social entrepreneurs that desire scrumptious meals for themselves and their families.



Chef Erika received her training under the skillful hands of several of the Bay Area’s finest women holistic chefs. She enjoys using her connection to the seasons and her study of herbal medicine to create events ranging from intimate dinner parties to large grand events. She has also worked at Esalen Retreat Center, Earthaven Institute, and has been trained in traditional Mexican Cooking. She has been working as a doula for over ten years. Erika loves combining her passion for working with new parents and her dedication to cooking while working for new parents in the first few days and months of parenthood. One of Erika's favorite dishes are traditional bone broths because they are so nourishing, easy to make, and deeply healing.



Chef Donica is passionate about preparing nourishing food for busy people. Her love of making delicious food and eating healthy began at age 12, as she desired to eat healthy and live a balanced joyful life. Her own health challenges with food sensitivities and allergies led her to many holistic health mentors on her own healing journey to Self Realization. She also studied in various schools of health, including the California College of Ayurveda, Alissa Cohen's Raw Chef Certification, and the Holistic Health Mastery School. Much of the last 20 years she has dedicated to learning about and practicing healthy food and lifestyle as a foundation to thriving health. She offers health consultations and creates meals to support client's specific needs. Since 2012, she has worked with people with many varied dietary restrictions and health challenges, including fibromyalgia, arthritis, and MS. She is overjoyed to share this wealth of experience and love of cooking to nurture the body and feed the spirit.



Dinner last night was superb!! We were incredibly impressed with how well the food was prepared, the exquisite taste as well as how clean the kitchen was when we got home. I loved the salmon and broccoli and the mocha creme was delicious!! I absolutely love that vegetables and high fiber foods are part of nearly every meal. I never eat vegetables (generally because they don't usually taste good), but the fact that Chef Maggie is including them in all the main meals and makes them they taste wonderful is absolutely awesome!!.

J M. via Yelp


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