HAVEN'S KITCHEN is a recreational cooking school, café and event space. Located in a carriage house two blocks from Manhattan's Union Square, our business is dedicated to the preparation and enjoyment of sustainable, seasonal food.
We are a mission-driven company, founded on the ethos of education, sustainability and respect. We practice this foremost through our kitchen, the heart of our organization. It is where we cook, teach and learn about the foods that nourish our communities. In doing so, we hope to convey to our guests how decisions around the food we purchase, eat, make and love affect the environment, society and our daily relationships.
We do this by supporting local farmers and purveyors, making a conscientious effort in all our purchasing, providing a livable wage for our all our employees and acting with integrity in every aspect of our business.
Zoe Maya Jones applies her teaching skills at Haven’s Kitchen and farmer’s markets in NYC. Her passion for healthy, local and approachable cuisine shows throughout her variety of classes. Born and raised in Mexico, she also adds a spicy traditional touch to every day dishes. After working on farms and as an auto-mechanic in North Carolina, she moved to New York to study at the Natural Gourmet Institute. She has worked as the executive chef of a vegan meal delivery company as well as in the non-profit sector—striving to enrich local communities through good food and lots of smiles. In addition to teaching, works as a private chef and runs an artisan chocolate business with her love and fellow teacher, Mehdi Chellaoui.