THE PIXIE AND THE SCOUT BEGAN AS AN EXPERIMENT.
In 2014 -- after several years of cooking professionally in New York City and abroad -- chef partners, Jonathan Hittinger and Katy McNulty, began a dining project of their own. They borrowed their favorite elements from fine dining -- attention to detail; devotion to deliciousness; the buying power to support dozens of superb food producers what followed was a series of meals … some were goofy, some serious; some were elaborate, others rustic; some involved just a handful of people, others more. This little band of foraging, cooking & hosting troubadours had stumbled upon a successful recipe:
EQUAL partS Delicious Ingredients & Intelligent Hospitality PLUS ONE dash OF dining Magic (to taste).
Four years later, The Pixie and The Scout is more than a roaming dinner series. What began as a delicious dinner party featuring the hard work of our farming & fishing friends, has grown into a robust brand of special events. We work with new clients every day who challenge us to come up with even better ways to tell the stories of the amazing food we bring. We are committed to the highest level of sustainability we can achieve in the way that we source, cook & serve food.
THE FOOD REVOLUTION.
At The Pixie and The Scout we witness almost every day the power food has to shape and change human lives. Centered in the literal reality that humans must eat to survive, is the figurative reality -- human sovereignty to choose what and how one eats can literally make or break a culture. If this sounds complicated or "meta" -- it's not.
2017 challenged our company to ask more deeply, "What is the future of food?" and "WHO is it for?" New farms and fundraisers have done a lot but the revolution needs more. More challenging the basic consumer assumptions about food and how it gets to your plate. More challenging the narrative of who belongs in the fields |the markets| the kitchens | that make your plate possible. And more gathering at big tables to listen to our neighbors -- good food makes this possible too. We are committed to all the ways food -- specifically our own -- can make the world more honest, more loving, more just.