WHO WE ARE

Nourishing Each Other From The Ground Up


Three Sisters Kitchen celebrates and strengthens our city, one plate—and one new food business—at a time. Beyond nourishing our bodies, food is about health, tradition, community, and opportunity. Three Sisters Kitchen is a place for people to come together to eat, cook, learn, and build. It’s good for you, good for local business, and good for the community.

People


STAFF


ANZIA BENNETT
director

Anzia Bennett is the Director of Three Sisters Kitchen. She believes that food brings us together in powerful ways. Her favorite things to cook are dumplings, shrimp and grits, and greens. Her favorite local foods are quelites, fresh tortillas with butter, and chicharron burritos with red chile.



Advisory Board


MARISOL ARCHULETA
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Marisol is the Development Coordinator at the SouthWest Organizing Project. She has a great deal of love and respect for her farmer friends in the South Valley and Middle Rio Grande Valley and wants to have her two small daughters grow up with memories of cooking in the Three Sister’s kitchen. Her favorite local foods are her mom’s biscochitos and her auntie’s mashed potatoes and red chile.

JOSUE OLIVARES
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Josue Olivares is the Executive Director of the South Valley Economic Development Center. He is committed to cultivating new food business entrepreneurs and supporting the development of new income streams for their families by sharing their culinary heritage through unique recipes. His favorite thing to cook is carne asada with fresh salsa and pico de gallo. His favorite local food is red chile chicken enchiladas.

KAYLA DAWN BEGAY,
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Kayla Dawn Begay is the founder of Dził Ditł’ooí School of Empowerment, Action and Perseverance in Navajo, New Mexico. As an Indigenous womxn, Kayla has always known that food is medicine. She believes that it is important that our communities have access to food that heals and empowers them. Kayla loves to cook pancakes, stews and salads. She loves finding tasty things to eat at the Gallup Flea Market on Saturdays!

CARNELL CHOSA,
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Carnell is the Co-Founder/Co-Director of the Leadership Institute at the Santa Fe Indian School. He believes that food is a significant ingredient in the health of community, culture, family, language, ceremony, identity, and connection with spirit. Carnell enjoys experimenting with recipes, but always seems to return to cooking the stews that his mother cooked while he was growing up, and to the traditional dishes of his Jemez Pueblo community. His favorite local food is a collection of everything on a Pueblo Feast day table, particularly Jemez Bone Stew, for breakfast.

History

Cooking together. Celebrating community.

Three Sisters Kitchen emerged from community conversations hosted by the DowntownABQ MainStreet Initiative, the Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market, and their partners, from 2015-2017 with neighborhood residents, community-based organizations, farmers, healthcare and social service providers, and local business owners. You let us know that you wanted a welcoming space that celebrates and supports local food producers year-round, promotes a healthy community, and offers meaningful opportunities to engage in the local food system. Out of that vision, Three Sisters Kitchen was born.

Three Sisters Kitchen opened in 2017 to fulfill a need and to complement existing food and health programming in Albuquerque. As a discovery-based test kitchen, community classroom and local foods shop we support the incubation of new ideas and work towards our vision of a food-secure community with a vibrant culture of health and a deep commitment to food and economic justice.

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