Molly is a bicoastal chef, known for her lyrical approach to farm to table cookery. The spirit of communion and natural cycles define both Molly’s generous hosting style as well her flair for multicultural flavors. An avid organizer of farm dinners and unique gatherings, she cherishes the function that food can play in fostering connectivity and life-long, joyous memories between family and strangers alike. Inspired by her global travels, she incorporates Mexican, Mediterranean, Spanish, Italian, and classic Californian ingredients, often in novel combinations, in her menus. Having honed her skills at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California she believes strongly in sourcing ethically, locally, & seasonally, and connecting her audience with the people who grow and raise their food as a part of a greater conversation and movement.
As Molly dives even deeper into the richness of her work, she is excited to share her love of travel, yoga, and healthful rituals in an expansion of her offerings outside the walls of restaurants. Turning to adaptogenic herbs for her own health, she is delighted to incorporate them into her cooking and share her ever growing knowledge of their applications in every day practices.
Molly Levine & Andrea “Anj” Manitsas
Chef & Yoga Teacher
California Adaptogen Retreat