Welcome to Cowboy Cauldron's latest culinary adventure: the Chef in Residence Blog. Here, we're bringing you stories of chefs who bring their unique flair to the kitchen, and insights into how they elevate their culinary prowess using Cowboy Cauldron. 

In this series, we'll hear from real chefs in their kitchens/works spaces. Each of these individuals will share their journey, their passion for cooking, and how they harness the power of Cowboy Cauldron to fuel their business.

But this blog isn't just about the recipes; it's about the people behind them. We'll dive into their lifestyles, exploring their inspirations, their challenges, and the moments that ignite their creativity. 

Thus, we'd like to introduce you to our first Chef in Residence: Marianne Sundquist of Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Marianne Sundquist is a chef and writer living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Hope College and a Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts from The French Culinary Institute in New York. Her food writing has appeared in New Mexico Magazine and she has written a weekly column for The Santa Fe New Mexican for two hundred weeks in a row and counting. In 2020, she co-founded Stokli, an online shop celebrating nourishing goods from the high desert. She loves cooking for events and clients when she finds a bit of extra time. 

"I have been enthralled with cooking and food since I was a kid hiding under the kitchen table at my aunt’s house on Long Island, watching her put the finishing touches on Christmas dinner. I have always felt a pull to the physical act of cooking, and the transformative utility of something that happens every day, all over the world. When I write for home cooks. I am right there exploring and learning with them. And when I am cooking in Santa Fe or anywhere else, I let seasons take the lead. Not only does this make deciding what to cook easy, it's a constant opportunity to participate in wherever it is we call home. Participating is like voting. It's a privilege, right, and also a responsibility. This is a part of living in a community. It's also a continuous chance to celebrate, a steady marking of time and small things— when the quiet of winter sets in and a pot of soup lasts most of the week, when the lavender blooms, when the apricots have survived the last freeze, at the end of summer when the whole town permeates with the scent of fire roasted corn and chiles."

Look forward to stories, photos, videos, and more coming soon. In the meantime, get to know Marianne through the following links:

March 25, 2024