Chef Jasmine
 

FOOD • FARM FRESH • ORGANIC • GMO-FREE • LOCALLY SOURCED • NOURISHING MINIMALLY PROCESSED • TRADITIONAL COOKING TECHNIQUES • CREATIVE CUSTOMIZABLE • HEALTHY • DELICIOUS

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JASMINE

HeartBeet Catering offers personalized, health-supportive cooking services on Hawaii Island. Chef Jasmine and her team will work one-on-one with you to customize a menu that best serves your event. Our services include: private dinner parties, weddings, multi-day retreats, cooking classes, grocery shopping, & more.

Please inquire about special requests.

EVENT CATERING • WEDDINGS • RETREATS DINNER PARTIES • PERSONAL CHEF COOKING CLASSES

 
 

HeartBeet Catering offers personalized, creative catering options with menus that utilize fresh, delicious, real-foods based ingredients. The menu’s we offer are built around unique ingredients that grow in Hawaii, such as ‘ulu (breadfruit), kalo (taro), and ‘uala (sweet potato), as well as tropical fruits, vegetables, and grass-fed organic meats and ocean-caught fish. Our menu’s are all naturally gluten-free, without compromising great flavors, and we will happily work around any food sensitivities or special requests.

Chef Jasmine strives to build Hawaii’s local food system by sourcing as often as possible from local farmers who run diversified agriculture farms and small homesteads. By working with HeartBeet Catering, you support Hawaii in building our independence and breaking free from our reliance on a global, unsustainable food system.

Our catering services encompass a wide range of offerings, from small private dinner parties, to weddings, as well as multi-day retreats. Chef Jasmine and her team will work with you to help make your vision a reality.

The industrial eater is, in fact, one who does not know that eating is an agricultural act, who no longer knows or imagines the connections between eating and the land... When food, in the minds of eaters, is no longer associated with farming and with the land, then the eaters are suffering a kind of cultural amnesia that is misleading and dangerous.
— Wendell Berry
 
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Jasmine’s passion for food

Chef Jasmine's passion for food comes as a result of her personal experience of healing through diet and plant-based medicine. After years of battling her own food sensitivities and working to heal herself of Crohn's Disease - a severe autoimmune disorder - she wants to share her experience and motivate others along their healing journey. Her inspiration comes from the food itself, and the medicinal qualities inherent within whole, traditional foods. She sees cooking as a way to connect more closely with her community and her home – the farmers, healers, chefs, eaters, and the land itself – by sourcing ingredients from local, sustainable, and ethical farmers. As a personal caterer, she enjoys being creative with recipes in order to tailor dishes to your specific needs. When she’s not busy working at her family’s business, Sweet Cane Café, she can be found experimenting in the kitchen or playing in the family’s organic garden. She is always dreaming up new recipes made without wheat, soy, genetically modified, or refined ingredients. On her own time, Jasmine finds peace in yoga and nature. Jasmine is also a Certified Master Food Preserver, and she is continually expanding her knowledge and understanding of food and healing.

In our current food system, we must be diligent to avoid foods that can be very health depleting. If you are on a path of healing, and are interested in adopting a diet that will support your healing, I am here to help. Having been through my own self-healing journey, I'm well versed in health-supportive food and cooking techniques. I create nourishing and delicious meals by cooking with whole, organic, and free-range ingredients, sourced from sustainable, local farms.

I cook knowing that every body is unique and that we all require whole, nutritious, real food (not chemically-laden, processed, packaged) in order to thrive. This is a simple truth, but one that can be difficult to understand and implement in our modern food system. I have been working with food all my life, since growing up in a health conscious family on an organic farm, to cooking at Sweet Cane Café, and healing myself through food; I continue to expand my awareness of food and health, and the interconnections of both. My greatest learning has come from my personal experience of healing through whole foods, and I am so happy to share my knowledge with anyone who might benefit. Since healing myself of a severe case of Crohn's disease, I have been on a mission to spread the word about the power of food as medicine.