Ends & Stems
reduce food waste and stress in your home kitchen
Work with Chef Alison
what are you planning?
save time, eat well
Chef Alison provides meal delivery services within San Francisco.
corporate and private
Menus are custom designed for each event, please contact me to get started. High end drop off and fully staffed events are both available. I specialize in groups from 10-50 guests.
procurement and business development
Speaking and Demos
lets get this gal in front of a crowd
Join the Mission
reduce in home food waste across america
Part 1: In Home Food Waste
Why should you care? You're busy and tired, fresh food is readily available, and slimy cucumbers are gross.
Three reasons to care: MONEY, TIME, BEER
MONEY - An average family of 4 throws $1500 of perfectly good food in the trash yearly. (DanaGunders)
TIME - 25% of food brought home ends up in the trash.
How much less time could you spend in the grocery store, putting food away once home, and taking the trash out - if you brought home 25% less?
I estimate almost 24 hours - AN ENTIRE DAY! (email me for the math)
BEER- Throwing away just half of a hamburger is equivalent to running the shower for an hour in terms of the resources it took to produce. (NPR)
Still don't care? Without water, there's no beer. Don't be that guy.
1st, The Bad News
Now, The Good News!
Part 2: Kitchen Confidence
Friends and family ask me often for tips on menu planning, shopping, food storage, and recipes.
They look at me funny when I freeze chicken bones to make stock next weekend or pull chipotle-carrot sauce from the freezer and whip up 15 minute "pantry" enchiladas.
Ends and Stems is here to empower the everyday home cook to run their kitchen like a professional, THUS REDUCING IN HOME FOOD WASTE.
With a little bit of confidence and know how you can enjoy cooking and inherently waste less...or, I'll settle for reducing your stress and kitchen waste. Because honestly, even if you hate cooking some degree of kitchen management will always be necessary.
I'll show you how.
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let's make small changes for a big impact
Meet Chef Alison Mountford
don't be shocked by the volume of my voice
Grew up in Rhode Island, College in New York City, Calls San Francisco home.
Culinary School > Personal Chef > Meal Delivery Service > Cafe Owner > Corporate Catering > Procurement Manager > Cooking Demos > Classes >
>> Food Waste Advocate and In Home Kitchen Management Expert
Loves: a sharp knife; a great book; a 90 degree day