Lesley Stiles is a 1987 graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Having owned and operated a restaurant specializing in locally sourced, seasonal, vegetable based cuisine for many years, Lesley is well versed in the practices of supporting small family farms, local growers and producers. Lesley, along with her good friend and garden partner Stephanie Jacob and Kaiser Permanente, is creating school gardens and Farm to School Salad Bars in Contra Costa County and beyond. She believes that educating students about where food comes from and how to grow it empowers children and teens to make healthier choices about what they eat.
She also operates a thriving sustainable catering business using 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 can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org www.lesleystilesfoods.com Know where your food comes from.