Hi! I’m Chef Kristen. I love cooking great food. But so much more, I love bringing people together through food. Sometimes this means connecting families around the dinner table, sometimes healing individuals and communities that lack culture around sharing meals and growing food, and sometimes it means connecting someone to the source of their own healing through food and lifestyle. Helping and serving others is my true passion.
How did I get here? Looking back, it has been a twisted road of trying different meal service offerings, working in kitchens and farmers markets, sitting as a board member and employee of a local non-profit for years working in the local food system, working for Farm-to-School… all of these things have paved the way to the current online meal service and brick-and-mortar storefront of the Jefferson Farm Kitchen in Jacksonville, Oregon.