Michellee Fox Is Inspiring Seasonal Cooking To The World
Today we’d like to introduce you to Michellee Fox.
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
Michellee Fox, a Brazilian native, slow food chef, small minority farmer advocate and North/South America Business Development Manager for FoodBay Tv – a food and lifestyle television network in Africa. She is also the host of CraftFood Podcast, where she interviews leaders in nutritional sustainability. Michellee started her culinary journey at 7 years old in Brazil learning from her grandmother. The idea of learning how to cook to become a good wife catapulted Michellee to rebel and become one of the first female skateboarders in her country and to move to the US to make a name for herself in culinary. She has worked for over 10 years in restaurants in Hawaii, San Francisco, Oakland and Humboldt County. With over 15 years of experience in culinary and event management combined, she successfully created 2 major festivals in Northern California. Grown cannabis in Humboldt, CA using regenerative practices for 8 years. She recently moved to our second generation 90 acre clean slate farm in Eastern Washington where together with her family is crafting a PNW wild plants heaven using Regenerative practices including the very underserved and recognized KNF/JADAM which she is also a certified teacher. Once able to slow down she was able to understand the small farmer and the need for the food industry to shift its conscience to seasonal cooking so we can secure the future of food.
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
Well many! Being a Brazilian immigrant and a woman in the culinary field I had to fight for my place in the kitchen and the farm! A survivor of domestic violence I had to start over at the age of 27 with a 5 year old son with me when I moved from Hawaii to San Francisco. There I was able to created major music festivals and work in some of the best kitchens!
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
I am branded as “The sustainable chef” and natural farmer. I advocate for female farmers, minority farmers, to us eating seasonally and for us to pay attention on what we eat, where it came from and what’s in it?
I am the Dietary Manager at Mid Valley Hospital.
You can hire me to speak in conferences about eating sustainably and natural farming
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
Never give up, don’t take things personally, keep your word and be dependable!
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
Success means your life is moving forward, that you are contributing to the world at large or your community, that you feel accomplished with who you are but never stop growing and learning
What’s next for you?
I am a food system changer. I want to help change the way we see our responsibility to food, help making farmers sexy again, work towards having food that is medicine not poison become the norm. I want to aid changing food waste in the world and to make sure people have clean water to drink.
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?
You can go to my website www.michelleethefox.com
Listen to my podcast: www.craftfoodpodcast.com
Support me on my Patreon: www.patreon.com/michelleethefox
And follow or dm on Instagram: @michelleethefox