"Porsche Combash has been in the food business for many years. Starting her career in baking with a French pastry apprenticeship, she worked in the specialty food, hospitality, and catering industries. In 1998 she helped open the Ravens Restaurant in Mendocino, which featured an organic vegetarian menu. In 2001, Porsche completed the professional Chef Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC. There she was introduced to the Weston A. Price Foundation and the principles of indigenous diets. After graduation, Porsche completed a cooking internship at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland and went on to teach at the Ballymaloe School of Cookery in Ireland. She has her BA in Humanities from San Francisco State. She has traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico and Sicily to study their regional cuisines. Before starting Three Stone Hearth, she worked as the Manager of the Pasta Shop on Fourth Street in Berkeley.
"Porsche’s work at Three Stone Hearth includes overseeing kitchen procedures and production, establishing new retail accounts, recipe development, taking a lead on managing our facility, and training and managing apprentices.
"Born at home in Berkeley during the radical sixties, Porsche comes from a truly blended background. Her grandmother was a founding member of the Black Panthers. Her ancestry includes African-American, German, Scottish, Irish, Native-American, and English. She lives in Berkeley with her partner, Michael McGill."
Resources and articles
- Three Stone Hearth About, organizational web page, accessed July 21, 2013.