Vegan Chef & Caterer
We are a full service private chef and catering company serving the
San Franciso Bay Area and beyond.
From the Garden is the husband and wife team of Kyle & Ashley Knies. Kyle discovered his passion for cooking while studying film in Paris; learning to cook on a hot plate in an old maid’s quarters, taking inspiration from the produce & spice markets around the city. He soon joined Ashley in New York City where she was studying to become a certified health coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Kyle then worked at Sacred Chow, a vegan bistro, where he fine-tuned his craft and saw firsthand that feeding people delicious vegan food is the best way to help animals and the planet.
After 5 years in the Big Apple and a culinary journey through South India, the couple moved back to the Bay Area. Kyle and Ashley spent their days studying bio-intensive farming in Sonoma County and their nights creating bold, flavorful dinners celebrating the bounty of that day's harvest. Soon after, Kyle became the head chef at Green Earth Cafe, a macrobiotic restaurant in Berkeley, California. Followed by the opportunity to join Miyoko Schinner as one of the first five employees of Miyoko’s Kitchen as R&D chef.
Our goal is to create dishes with international flavors & inventive presentations, all made from the freshest local & organic ingredients. Infinitely customizable, endlessly delicious and always prepared with love!
We are proud to serve globally influenced vegan cuisine. Always seasonal. Always bold.
Always FROM THE GARDEN.
Our commitment to high quality ingredients runs deep. We select produce from local farms, support organic agriculture and even harvest from our very own garden. We are here to customize a dining experience that's good for the planet, the animals and of course, you and your guests.
Let us take care of everything for the most fun you’ve ever had at your own dinner party. Entirely unique and customizable menus, including full service and clean-up.
Whether you're looking for a one on one class or you're hosting multiple guests, we can customize your dream menu, provide the ingredients and help you cook a delicious meal.
Elegant one bite
hors d’oeuvre or Tiki themed buffet? We've got you covered. We offer full service event staffing and can take care of all of the rentals.
Celebrate love, deliciously. We offer an array of catering options & are here to help you create the vegan wedding of your dreams, leaving every guest (even Uncle meat & potatoes) satisfied.
MEALS FOR THE WEEK
Get the personal chef experience with specially prepared dishes. Each weekly meal is customized to fit your nutritional needs for your household. Available in-house or delivery.
Whether you're looking for recipe development, menu innovation or just an experienced R & D Chef to veganize your latest creation, From the Garden's got you covered.
POP UP SERIES
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR MONTHLY POP UP SERIES HOSTED AT THE GARDEN HOUSE, A PRIVATE RESIDENCE IN WALNUT CREEK.
Coming up June15th:
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