A native of Switzerland and Australia, Margaret Riesen was raised in a multi-cultural setting. Her earliest recollections include living on her grandparents’ small farm in the Bernese countryside in Switzerland, where chocolate is one of the four food groups, and where the whole family worked together to put food on the table. Daily tasks included weeding the garden, milking the cows, making yogurt, feeding the chickens, turning the hay, gathering fruit, and preserving the harvest through canning, drying and fermentation. A long-time California resident, Riesen brings her culinary pizzazz and passion for fresh, healthy, fabulous foods to her following of satisfied clients and eager culinary students.
A recent transplant to the San Francisco Bay Area from Santa Barbara, Margaret Riesen has lent her expertise to many high visibility events and has been the chosen caterer of nationally known celebrities.