Garden Cafe Manager
Cassie Tolman is Desert Garden's Garden Cafe Manager. She is a graduate of the Culinary Nutrition Certificate Program at The Natural Gourmet Culinary Institute, NYC. Her culinary adventures stretch from preparing private meals for individuals, children and communities to opening Pomegranate, an indulgently healthy cafe in Ahwatukee. Cassie's skill and experience in the kitchen are mixed with a heaping dose of imagination and an appetite for new flavors. One of Cassie's earliest memories is exploring the magical world of language in her preschool Montessori classroom. She credits this early experience to her free spirit and her ability to make big visions come to life. Cassie is a creative at heart - she loves playful collaboration and connecting community through food.