Alexander Ong | Chef
Giuseppe Angino | Chef
Food and sustainability evangelist
Kathryn Simon is a food and sustainability evangelist, who focuses on local makers and small-batch food artisans.
She has worked extensively in the retail sector, from boutique olive oils at A Taste of Olive to managing the epic cheese selection of Altomonte’s. At Cherry Grove Farm she was the buyer for their local maker farm store and managed all the farmers markets, developed and ran classes that included cheesemaking, foraging, and “creating a holiday cheeseboard”.
She organized guided farm tours, public and private farm events, from birthdays and weddings to their annual “Cow Parade.”
Kathryn is also an expert taster of honeys, cheese and olive oil, all with the goal of nurturing awareness about well-made, sustainable local ingredients. Her favorite tasting to date is a pairing of locally made handmade chocolates and farmstead cheeses.
Kathryn holds a BA in Theater and English from Rutgers University, is a Master Gardener in New Jersey, is chair of her local EnvironmentalCommission and works with her borough green team.