About shannon sims
Shannon is a passionate holistic health educator and food artist based in Portland, Oregon. Her works aims to ignite conversation and dwell in the overlapping realms of food, wellness and creativity.
Her food philosophy aims to invoke a sense of place using local produce that reflects the season in a way that is vibrant, delicious and uplifting. Working with chefs and farmers at the Portland farmers markets for the last decade, Shannon's style is strongly informed by the local landscape, community and the fluidity of the natural world. With a whole foods philosophy, her work centers around simplicity, balance and harmony within and to our relationship with Earth.
Losing her mother to cancer at age 25, it became evident early on that food had to do more than be delicious and beautiful -- it has to be healing; a living, supportive ally to the mind, body and spirit for the human journey. Furthermore her longtime friendship with Lane Selman of the Culinary Breeding Network continues to teach her what it means for food to be truly healing from seed to plate. Shannon is constantly seeking the highest quality products that impart optimal flavor, appearance, and nutrition.
Shannon received training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. She received her LTM in 2011 from East West College of Healing Arts and Clarity Breathwork certification in 2012. Drawing on this knowledge, she creates a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits each unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
Find out more about her classes and catering and follow along the rainbow food journey on her instagram, @loveshovel
We are a full service catering company and holistic way of living, serving the Portland area, private retreats, and custom events. Our founder, Shannon is a community activator, offering one-on-one and group cooking classes and transformational events centered around vibrant living. We support local farms, ranches and orchards that use sustainable farming and fair labor practices to nourish and rebuild the Earth. In the spirit of celebrating the diversity of all humans, plants and animals, we believe in wellness for all living beings. Our mission is simple - to influence overall health through eating and lifestyle.