Zachary Mazi
Classically trained in the art of French cuisine, with a personal love of New American and Pacific Northwest cuisine, Chef Zachary Mazi creates an organic, foraged, local, and imaginative experience in global cuisine whether dining in the kitchen or in a lecture over Zoom. With a background in earth sciences (BS Geological Sciences) intertwined with nearly 3 decades working in the food industry, and self-guided studies in permaculture farming, herbal and mushroom medicines, Chef Mazi provides a comprehensive and inspirational view on how to eat better. He currently lives and forages with his fiancÚ Kimbery Hunter in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is the owner-chef-imaginator at The Food Bender, a budding cookbook author, and mycophagy researcher. See his self-published work on
LAMS Meeting: April 2021
Program: "Edible Mushrooms of the Lanna Kingdom"