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Each year at the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s Orchids and Onions Celebration, Mike at Hold It Contemporary Home takes the year’s selected backdrop like an outdoor downtown courtyard, or the SDMA’s sculpture garden under its stunning midcentury arches and Malcolm Leland gates, and creates elegant, inviting arrangements of modern furniture from his studio’s collection. So, […]

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards — Home Kitchen Culture

It was inspiring and moving to be in the same room with this nationally respected leader in the field of women’s health and reproductive rights. At this critical time for Planned Parenthood, Home Kitchen Culture was proud to provide reception refreshments for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.  Because this event was in a private residence and […]

Home Kitchen Culture

I recently had the pleasure of being invited to work with chef Flor Franco for a tasting menu event at Manzanilla in Ensenada, Baja California. Among other projects, Franco is the chef/creator of Resguardo and Convivia at the eco-resort Encuentro de Guadalupe in the wine producing Valle de Guadalupe. Encuentro and the restaurants Flor has […]

Home Kitchen Culture

The Mingei International Museum has long been one of my favorite arts institutions in San Diego because of it’s unique curatorial intent: to bridge folk art and craft of the world to modern art and design. My own family keeps the Ukrainian folk tradition of wax-resist painting on eggs, Psanky. For many years I flew […]

To San Diego Symphony, with Love — Home Kitchen Culture

If you know me personally and you run into me anywhere between September and May, you’ll know that I talk about the symphony all the time. HKC is honored to have partnered with Snake Oil Cocktail Company to provide catering services for such an important cultural institution for three years running. But beyond that, the […]

A Real Winter Wonderland — Home Kitchen Culture

The holidays bring about my favorite catering projects each year. I love the big meals and the detail in every garnish, pastry, and sparkling chocolate. Imagining elaborate presentations for my clients allows me connect deeply to the season, and then share my feelings through my work. I draw on memories of my grandparents’ incredible decorations […]

The Family Meal — Home Kitchen Culture

I have always experienced that clients and catering occasions that find their way to me are special- my work brings me close to creative professionals whose own level of craft inspires me, deepens my drive to refine my own work, or simply stirs me spiritually with with a close brush to their contributions to culture, […]

– About – — Home Kitchen Culture

HKC was started by Chef Lea Marie Dennis as a meal delivery service bringing great food from high-quality ingredients to doorsteps all around San Diego County. The reputation of Lea’s distinct style of cooking grew and led to opportunities to create the culinary experience for private events and weddings. In 2015, as demand for Lea’s event […]

Home Kitchen Culture

Here are a couple plates that went out to my HKC weekly customers this week. Thank you to my neighbors at Woodbury University School of Architecture for inviting HKC to provide lunch for the staff. Special thanks to Christina Ng and Chinitas Panaderia for the perfect sweets. Please forgive the iPhone kitchen snaps!  egg butter […]