Jesse Cool has been dedicated to sustainable agriculture and cuisine for over 35 years, and is also an advocate for local, sustainable, organic food production. The farmers, to whom she warmly refers as her heroes, she considers to be the first real environmental pioneers. Jesse’s work in the food business supports her politics and philosophy and has now expanded from her local community to a national and international audience. She has traveled the world meeting farmers, shop keepers and families, embracing what is local, sustainable, and discovering traditions that connects us.
The creative force behind five unique restaurants, three of which she owns today, Jesse has also authored seven cookbooks, as well as numerous articles. She is a much sought after spokesperson, speaker, teacher and presenter. Jesse spends her free time in her community garden with her family, children and grandchildren.