We had the good fortune of connecting with Abigail Palmer and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Abigail, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
What started as cooking for a single family in Austin nearly 10 years ago has evolved into a multi-faceted business that continues to unfold. The biggest factor in what I do today is the people that I have worked for over the years. Through the time spent with each of my clients, I’ve learned and grown into the business I have today. My goal is to meet people where they are in their healing journey and practically serve them through food. That can look like anything from meal delivery to custom menu planning to cooking lessons… and who knows what’s next!

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am a personal chef trained specifically in healing and special diets. That means I get to come alongside people on a very specific journey. Many clients come to me when they are in the midst of transitioning to a new diet and I help guide them during that transition period by preparing meals that meet their dietary needs or providing meal plans. I love getting the opportunity to support people at a time that may otherwise feel overwhelming or hopeless and provide a lifeline of hope through food.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Naturally, a lot of the trip would center around food! Coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants… we could fill our days just with those!

For coffee: Tenfold Coffee, Catalina Coffee, Blacksmith or Slowpokes
For food: Rosie Cannonball, El Rey, Mico’s Hot Chicken, Local Foods, Dish Society… the list could go on.
For treats: Bare Bakery, Common Bond, Fat Cat Creamery or Tout Suite

And to walk off all the food and goodies we consume, I love the new areas in Memorial Park to walk, a stroll through MFAH, and a morning perusing Urban Harvest Farmers Market.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
One of my very first bosses in the food industry, Tara Royer Steele. She has taught me a lot about showing up, trusting the ebbs and flows of business, and how to move with confidence even when you are still figuring it all out.

Website: abigailsierra.com

Instagram: instagram.com/abigailsierraco

Image Credits
Mallory Crawford Photography

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