MARISA CLAIRE SMITH, FOUNDER
Marisa received her degree in food studies with a concentration in cultures of home cooking at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU. She honed her culinary chops in the kitchen at Eat, as an assistant to food writer Molly O’Neill and on her own as an avid home cook. She is an advocate of home cooking as a means of fostering physical, emotional, and social well-being.
Her work with Sweet Roots NYC is inspired by the possibility of creating a community of New Yorkers for whom home cooking is a value and meal time is less harried and more joyful. She hopes to empower New Yorkers to have an experience being in the kitchen that is both nourishing and soul-satisfying.