As a personal chef in San Luis Obispo, CA, Lilly prepared meals inspired by local farms and with her client’s mystery produce boxes. Moving to Colorado in 2006, she continued her business, Bella Cuisine Personal Chef Service in the Denver area. In 2010, she created the online subscription service Lilly’s Table featuring her recipes and seasonal meal plans. After her first child was born, she moved to Tucson, AZ where she was the coordinator for the first two years of Tucson Food Day. While in Arizona, she taught cooking classes for daycare providers through the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Returning to Colorado, she helped start the Neighbor to Market vegetable consignment program at the Edgewater Market & Music. Her family’s small urban farm, including chickens, a hive and gardens, inspired their experiment to eat local for a year. Her kids loved it! At the same time, she became a Denver Urban Garden: Master Community Gardener and started to teach gardening classes. It was a natural fit to bring her love of cooking + gardening together and she is eager to bring more kids from the garden to the table through Slow Food.