About Us

Our Community Cuisine team:
Ingrid Hirtz – Founder, Chef
Mario Etsitty – Chef
Joel Newmann – Chef
Aaron Klein – Kitchen support
Angela Gomez – packaging
Lynne Hall – packaging, deliveries
Kathy Brookman – packaging, deliveries
Lynne Ericksson – deliveries
Sierra Krueger – deliveries
Daniel Hirtz – website, logistics, customer service, deliveries

… and all the wonderful volunteers that helped us to produce our Monday evening community dinners while they were still happening. Thank you all so much!

Ingrid HirtzIngrid grew up in her parents’ restaurant in Vienna, Austria, where her mother, a professional chef, taught her to cook. Ingrid learned to love food and cooking for people. Her passion for food and social justice created Ingrid’s Better Earth Cuisine. The growing, selling, preparing and consuming of food is one of the most basic and inclusive energy exchanges between all life forms on this planet. It is Ingrid’s desire to bring balance and honor to this most basic need.

“I love feeding people. I cook for you like your mom, watching out for your health and trying to spoil you a little by making sure your favorite dishes are being served. You can be sure that I cook for you with love, care and respect for all of life.”

Ingrid Hirtz

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