Meal Plans To Reduce
Household Food Waste

40% of all food produced in the US is wasted but,
your biggest stress is deciding what to cook tonight.

Contact Alison


Join the Ends & Stems Mission:
Reduce In Household Food Waste Across America

I’m Chef Alison Mountford

Thanks for visiting Ends & Stems, I hope you’ll join my mission. I grew up in Rhode Island, went to NYU, and have called San Francisco home for 14 years.

Here’s a little graph of my career since 2004:

Culinary School > Personal Chef > Meal Delivery Service > Cafe Owner > Corporate Catering > Procurement Manager > Cooking Demos > Classes > Food Waste Advocate + In Home Kitchen Management Expert

I have a young daughter who loves the water and is full of energy. We spend our free time exploring the city and outdoors. I would rather read a incredible novel than watch a movie; funny is better than serious; I’d rather be loud than have people strain to hear me; I think 90 degrees (and even a little humid) is the perfect temperature; and my kitchen must-have is a sharp, well cared for knife.

You can hire me!

I’m based in San Francisco and can work remotely

Speaking/Presentations
Activism/Guest Blog

  • In person or virtual presentations
  • Info Booths/Fairs/Classes
  • Working in Food Waste or Reforming our Food Systems? I’d love to feature you on Ends+Stems, get in touch
  • Guest blog postings by Ends+Stems

Procurement + business
Development Consulting

  • Procurement/Vendor Relations
  • Menu Spread
  • Recipe Testing/Development
  • Food Costing/Budgeting
  • Culture
  • Culinary Business Start Ups

Meal Delivery +
Personal Chef San Francisco

  • Custom Menus
  • Quality Ingredients
  • Dietary Needs Met
  • Delivery 1-2 times/week
  • Easy to Heat and Serve

Corporate +
Private Catering

  • Menus are custom designed for each event.
  • High end drop off and fully staffed events are both available. I specialize in groups from 10-50 guests.

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don’t wanna fill out the form, just email me.

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