The handcrafted recipe to build and strengthen your organization.

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Engage your organization in fresh perspectives as you plan for a sustainable future. Our skilled team brings over 50 years of organization design, change management, and business process evaluation and re-design to partner with you to design, plan, and implement an impactful strategic planning, leadership development, or team building retreat. 

Envision your business’ small or large event or your nonprofit fundraiser having a new and exciting concept that brings people together in celebration of amazing food, but also comes with strong support from planning through implementation. We aim to create successful engaging, unique experiences that your guests will always remember.

“I've had the pleasure of trying food from Open Kitchen's meal delivery, attended one of their public events, and worked with Hue-Chan Karels on planning an event of my own. The food is fantastic - a beautiful balance of colors, textures, and flavors unlike anything else you will find in Santa Fe. In the 20 years I have been organizing events and working with event planners & caterers in Santa Fe, no one has come close to Hue-Chan's creativity in concept development, on-going logistical and marketing support during planning, and gracious and beautiful service during the event. Hue-Chan exudes joy and love for food and community that you can't help but feel elated and joyous at her events. Open Kitchen is, hands down, the best catering and event company in Santa Fe that I've worked with. (Did I mention that because of her vision, my event doubled the attendance from the previous year?)”