"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces- just good food from fresh ingredients"
Meet Arleigh, aka the Owner and Founder of Juice Wave, aka the Chef
Arleigh Rose has been working in the food industry for ten years. She was born and raised in a small town in Maryland, home to blue crabs and Old Bay seasoning. After graduating from Colorado State University, she packed up and moved to San Diego for the grand opening of Snooze, an A.M. Eatery in Hillcrest. After two years working with Snoozers, Chef Arleigh attended the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont. She began interning at Salt, a small farm-to-table café, and really began understanding the true beauty of using fresh ingredients.
She got the opportunity to work with James Beard Award Winning Chef, Michael Tusk at his two Michelin-Star Restaurant, Quince, as well as training to be the butcher for his sister restaurant, Cotogna. Attending every farmer’s market in the Bay Area to pick up the fresh and local produce for both restaurants was one of her most cherished responsibilities.
WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities for Organic Farms) was the best option for her to get her hands in the dirt. After searching long and hard for the right farm to start this new adventure, Farmer Leo’s at Cardiff-by-the-Sea in Encinitas was calling her name. Through her journey back and forth, she has cultivated her culinary skills and has become most passionate about utilizing ingredients from local farms and incorporating sustainable methods.
1. Who would win… Spiderman, Superman or Batman? "Superman all the way!!"
2. What's your favorite 90's jam? "No Diggity, No doubt."
3. If you were on a deserted island and you could have any food delivered to you, what would it be? "Watermelon."
Meet Mariah, aka Director of Operations, aka the Wildcat
Mariah is an adventure seeker, raised in the South West and grew up with a ruff n' tuff Cowgirl persona. Seeking an education in the Saguaro Desert by the one and only University of Arizona. As an active member of AmeriCorps, she has volunteered at a variety of service organizations. After her graduation, she moved to the sunny beaches of San Diego.
She has a deep admiration for Balboa Park and personally names it the Crown Jewel attraction. You can find her in the Timken Museum browsing some of her favorite artists. Mariah has a passion for the arts as well as the conservation for parks and recreation. As a member of the Sierra Nevada Club, she finds trail heads all over the country to help clean and maintain. She has been active in the health and wellness industry for two years and believes in sharing a happy holistic lifestyle with others.
Growing up in an agriculture community, she continues to stay connected with food production by meeting new farmers at various markets throughout the country. Mariah is filled with passion to educate and share the experience of organic, happy and healthy living.
1. Who would win… Spiderman, Superman or Batman? "Batman because I’m an accessories girl!”
2. What's your favorite 90's jam? “Seashores of Old Mexico by George Strait”
3. If you were on a deserted island and you could have any food delivered to you, what would it be? “Blackberries!”