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Denise Vallejo

Los Angeles, CA


I’m a first generation Xicana chef with an extensive background in the occult sciences and Mexican folk medicine. Over the last ten years, I’ve worked as a private chef to vegan celebrities, managed trendy vegan restaurant kitchens, and even owned a small batch vegan baking operation. I’ve been doing fine dining pop-up dinners since 2011, including the ground breaking, underground Latin-inspired vegan supper club I co-founded with some of my best chef friends, Hot Dish Vegan Supper Club.

I created Alchemy Organica as a platform to integrate my knowledge of ancestral plant wisdom & mystic traditions with my love of Mexican cuisine. Alchemy Organica focuses on the rich and complex gastronomic heritage of Mexico, where each dish is offered as testimony to the resiliency of its piquant flavors, and the indigenous ingredients that reach far back to the roots of ancient history. Through Alchemy Organica my intention is to inspire, heal, and nourish with Visionary Plant Food!