Second Nature Gourmet
Organic,ready-made meals, (fresh or frozen) by gourmet chef, Marla McFadden
A DINING EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER
Chef/Owner Marla McFadden
Born and raised in St. Croix in the USVI, chef/owner of Second Nature Gourmet Marla Leblow spent her early years enjoying the island lifestyle. Later in her childhood, her family relocated to Western North Carolina where her love of the mountains began. During high school she worked in local restaurants, following in her older brother’s footsteps. After attending college at Appalachian State University where she studied photography, she decided to change her professional direction toward a culinary career.
After paying her dues working in kitchen jobs throughout high school and college, Marla was encouraged by a mentor chef to attend culinary school which is where her love of cooking started to flourish. She attended culinary school at Asheville Buncombe Tech in Asheville, North Carolina where she focused on general savory foods. During her time in Asheville she competed in culinary individual and team events including American Culinary Federation Student Team and Individual La Chaine de Routisseur. Both individual and group competitions brought her to national levels.
Second Nature Gourmet is the Vail Valley’s innovative scratch prepared Catering Company of top quality locally and responsibly sourced products. We as a company have the guest experience and ingredient quality as our first priorities. As a chef owned catering company the story of the food is what makes dining with us an experience like no other. We are a full service caterer that also offers delivered gourmet foods to your door throughout the week.
Weekly delivery menus change so as a customer you’re never bored and get the freshest seasonal foods available, But not to worry we will always have some comfort foods available during the week. We are never limited to our menus and always work with you to create the event of your dreams. From intimate private home dinners to weddings to business and corporate events we pride ourselves in the highest quality foods and exceptional service.