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Wolf Tree - The longevity of the wolf tree reminds us of own inherent strength when we nurture ourselves with good food!

Jennifer Weiss Ruell is a graduate of The Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC (now part of I.C.E.), and also studied Ayurvedic Nutrition with Dr. Naina Marballi, completing an 8 month holistic health practitioner program accredited by the AADP. She interned at Tenth Avenue Cookshop in NYC and then broadened her skills at The DeBruce in Livingston Manor, North Branch Inn, and YO1, 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 where she is inspired by farmers and foraging, and can find the freshest local, seasonal ingredients.

"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



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