10 questions for organicopia executive chef, owner molly holbrook
Molly Holbrook, executive chef and owner of Organicopia, 22641 Oak Flat Rd., graduated from the prestigious California Culinary Academy, a Cordon Bleu accredited institution in 2005. Holbrook began Organicopia in 2004. She uses local and organic ingredients to create vegan and vegetarian dishes for her customers, be it for special occasions like wedding receptions or for their homes. She offers private chef services, as well as gourmet catering, event planning, weight management, meal balancing and private cooking lessons. Organicopia is a Community Supported Agriculture member working with Morris Family Grass Fed Beef, Claraville dairy farm, Marin Sun Farms and shopping at the farmers markets in Saratoga and Los Gatos. The business is open seven days a week 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Details: 408-892-0596, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Los Gatos Patch: What did you dream of being as a kid?
Molly Holbrook: As a child it was a toss up. I either wanted to be a writer, or a gladiator.
Patch: How does your personality play into your business?
Holbrook: I am a hippie at heart. I'm an idealist to the core. I believe in changing this world, and healing the planet. Food just happens to be my medium for doing that. Food brings people together and makes everyone smile.
Patch: What inspired you?
Holbrook: I have big dreams and a restless spirit. I've always wanted to be famous. I've always wanted to do something creative. Put the two together and you've got Organicopia. Our goal is to be a household name by 2015 and I want to be the next Martha Stewart.
Patch: Describe the biggest challenge of owning a business in the Town
of Los Gatos?
Holbrook: The biggest challenge for me is always growth. It'd be so easy to sit back and just coast, but I have a hard time accepting where I'm at. I'm always striving for the next level of success. For Organicopia, it means no rest for the weary and working hard to propel our company forward, building our brand and building our reputation as true to our core values.
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