Director of Catering and Food Services
Candy and her formidable team curate delectable menus and meals that challenge people to expand their conceptions about food. By cooking with organic and sustainably cultivated ingredients, they inspire guests to experience food not only as essential sustenance, but as a path to health and wellness that nourishes mind, body, and spirit. Candy lives in Harvard, New York, on sixth-generation farmland. As “scratch cooks,” the kitchen team is passionate about trying new recipes, experimenting, and drawing inspiration from cultures around the world. They are old faces at the Uplands, having had a hand in the creation and maintenance of the gardens and stone walls surrounding the Center. Candy previously ran and owned several businesses, including a maple sugar and syrup operation. She also creates skin products from essential oils featuring all non-GMO, organic ingredients and her family hand-crafts natural products using beeswax from their many beehives.