You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces- just good food from fresh ingredients
— Julia Child


Owner & Founder

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.