Jess Starwood is a forager, plant-based chef, and herbalist with a Masters of Science degree in Herbal Medicine (American College of Healthcare Sciences). She teaches wild food and herbalism classes in the greater Los Angeles area for adults as well as children in public school and homeschool groups. She hosts monthly wild food tasting events featuring her latest culinary creations. She has worked with several Michelin starred restaurants in Los Angeles.
Jess’ first book, Mushroom Wanderland: A Forager’s Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Using 25 Wild Fungi, will be available in 2021 from all major booksellers.
In December 2019, Jess was recognized as one of the most creative chefs in Ventura County by Edible Ojai & Ventura County Magazine.