Interview by Allison Beck, De Gustibus Blogger How did you two meet? After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, CA, Hasty had the fortunate and rare opportunity to work for Jacques in New York City. After a couple of years of formal training and experience opening and running Jacques’ new shop, she was ready to move back to L.A. to fulfill her dream of opening up her own shop. Yet, Jacques was not quite ready to let her go. They dated for a couple of months before Hasty moved back to the West Coast, and fell in love. We married three years ago, and the rest is history!
Interview by Allison Beck, De Gustibus Blogger You are the culinary masterminds behind Elderberry Catering. When and why did you launch the catering business? We first started working in the kitchen at the German Mission to the UN, cooking lunches for visiting diplomats from 20 different countries. Over time, many of these same diplomats began asking for us to cook for them for various private events. Eventually, we decided to formally create a catering company - Elderberry Catering - with which we could handle these, and other requests, exclusively.