Chef. Food Alchemist
"Brings joy with her food and luxuriates in the cooking process." PJ Pesce
I see food as a harmonious thread between humans, places, and connections. So I exist to feed people to heal the body and soothe the soul, musing nature and us as One.
"Lalla Mina "is a manifested ode to my Grandmother's culinary legacy by the same name.
Born in Rabat, Morocco, and raised in Casablanca, I grew up surrounded by captivating aromas, succulent meals, and sensual music. Every day, a new, exciting, fresh celebration of flavors unfolded in my home. Teachers by tradition, my mother and grandmothers passed along their culinary mastery, igniting in me a profound love for cooking and lifting my kitchen team into their culinary passions.
In my early 20's, I journeyed to the U.S., where I ran renowned establishments in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Miami, and Chicago as a chef and running operations. The dance of life eventually took my family to Los Angeles, where I have been blessed to feed this wonderful community. I live to activate senses around food and beyond into an elevated human experience to excite the mind and replenish the soul.
I am so grateful to be the mother of two beautiful children, Riyan and Amina who keep me deeply grounded and remind me everyday of the gift of love .
Love. Intention. Abundance for all.