The majority of my food is cooked and served in a very specific place: a wonderful kitchen and dining room nestled into a lovely swath of the Northern California coast. This place is the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin County, just across the bay from San Francisco. The room is on the base level of a storied building on what was, for much of the 20th century, a U.S. military site. The hall is rustic and historic, its walls a rich patina, its kitchen fully exposed. As you take the opportunity to wander the expansive park area, there are views of the ocean and the hillside. Inside the Headlands buildings, some of the finest artists — from California and elsewhere — are at work on painting, sculpture, printing, and all manner of creative activities, their studios often open for view. Their artistry and the surrounding landscape inform the lively conversation that occurs within the dining area of the Headlands Center. Certainly, for special occasions, I am available to work offsite, but the Headlands is truly my kitchen, and for the duration of your event, it’s yours as well.