Our Team is a "Mezcla" as well! We Each contribute a different skill and passion, creating a culinary powerhouse:)
Chef Maggie Born & Raised in upstate NY, Maggie moved to Denver on 10-10-10 to start a new culinary journey. She studied abroad in Spain, falling in love and accepting her passion for food. After opening the first frozen yogurt chain, Red Mango, in Westminster, she decided to go through a culinary program to hone in on her cooking skills; She completed the American Culinary Federation Chef Apprenticeship program in 2014 while working at the Denver Convention Center under Executive Chef Carmen Callo, earning her sous chef certification. Since then she has bounced around, building her toolbox of skills. She took many managerial positions, beginning, yes with Denny's restaurant group. Her most fond memory however, was her time at Denver's "Linger Eatuary," working under renowned Colorado Chef, Daniel Asher. There she was exposed to preparing foods for those with dietary restrictions, allergens and vegan/vegetarian preferences. And finally she could take it no longer, and had to branch out on her own, offering her unique and culturally inspired food creations to the public, founding Mezcla Maggie in December 2014.
Chef Ire Born in Indonesia, Ire met Maggie during their culinary apprenticeship. She has her own private chef business, Green Cuisine, fixing food for clients in their homes so they are well prepared for the week(s). While she is very efficient in her cooking, she absolutely loves to talk while getting the job done! She is full of spunk and has a real ability for seasoning food. You're sure to be in for not just amazing food, but a warm experience with Ire.
Chef Carrie Carrie joins Maggie & Ire from her background also with the American Culinary Federation program. She prepares food VIP at the Denver Broncos Stadium and has a real knack for pastries. If you haven't tried her dessert shooters or cake pops yet, you better! You'll see Carrie, our detail oriented Chef, setting up beautiful presentations for our clients, Food & Wine Magazine worthy:)
Chef Bill Our favorite seasonal Chef! He flies in from Syracuse, NY to help with our busiest weekends. After his three-decade-long career as a journalist ended, Chef Bill pursued his lifelong passion for cooking and baking by obtaining a professional cooking certificate from his local community college. He has worked in restaurant kitchen prep jobs and in catering in upstate New York, where he lives with his wife and two dogs. Chef Bill also has a background in sushi and presently works in kitchen prep for a large regional grocery store chain.
Rich Smith, Man in Black Originally from upstate New York and moved to Denver 2 years ago - Best decision ever. He's an avid snowboarder, singer-songwriter, aspiring author, and above all a great person to have in your corner. He loves meeting new people and gaining meaningful relationships. Because he's gifted at this, through a mutual friend, he met Miss Maggie. He's honored and blessed to work with her, and excited to continue on and see where it all flows.
Rich is one of our official right hand men in black! You'll see his smile bopping around your event, making sure every guest feels welcome...and of course satiated!
Christine Julich, Wonder Woman
Christine is a holistic health practitioner in Denver and is passionate about health, food as medicine, natural remedies, and a holistic approach to life. She's been working with Maggie for almost 8 years and is inspired everyday by Maggie's drive and passion in her business and loves to help out in the kitchen.
You'll see her abilities and creations highlighted throughout your catered events...with her amazing raw food desserts, superfood smoothies, herbal tonics,elixirs and teas. She has a knack for creating medicinal herbal tonics and elixirs and just finished a six week adventure foraging and learning with United Plant Savers Botanicals.
Christopher Kirkendall, Finance Mastermind
He's not only the number genius, he's a wizard on wheels. You'll see Chris dropping off your food wearing that big ole smile.
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