Jennifer Weiss Ruell is a graduate of The Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC (now part of I.C.E.), and studied Ayurvedic Nutrition with Dr. Naina Marballi, completing an 8 month holistic health practitioner program accredited by the AADP. She interned at Cookshop in NYC and broadened her skills at The DeBruce, North Branch Inn, and YO1 upstate, focusing again on Ayurvedic-inspired, vegetarian, plant-based cooking. She has cooked for private families in Manhattan, and more recently upstate.
Motivated by health supportive, nutrient-dense cooking, Jen lives upstate amongst the wolf trees, where she is inspired by farmers and foraging, and can find the freshest local, seasonal ingredients.
The wolf tree is usually the oldest tree and provides shelter to many animals. Its longevity is a testament to the inherent strength we have within us!
"Jennifer Weiss is an amazing chef and an amazing person. Jennifer has cooked for a several events I’ve put on over the years – including meditation retreats and a book party at which there was upwards of 75 people - and she’s always done an incredible job. The food, of course, is always wonderful. And Jennifer is exceptionally professional. She’s reliable, easy to work with, and a joy to be around. I give her my highest recommendation!"
- Peter Doobinin, Berlin and NYC
"Too often catered meals are bland. Not so if you have Jennifer Weiss cater your special dinner for friends or family. She combines the right combination of spices from soup, salad, main course unto dessert with delectable flavors that complement each other and delight the taste buds. With the first bite one recognizes that she has created a high quality dish from her organic and vegan recipes. Her vegan vanilla mint ice cream was the perfect end to the meal. Servings are generous so prepare to enjoy leftovers. And if sustainable packaging and presentation are important to you, you will not be disappointed."
-Darlene Midlang, Hestia's Garden LLC
"I hired Jennifer to make meals after I had surgery. She made life cozy and delicious with her tasty soups and stews. I had a mushroom miso soup, winter minestrone, a delectable Kichadi and three vegan salad dressings to put on my veggies. She was able to follow my dietary restrictions and made everything with so much love, I highly recommend her!"
- Lucy, Hudson Valley