Lissy Darnell is a chef residing in the Catskill mountains. Lissy began her career in the Hudson Valley, inspired by the active food culture and the bounty of local farms in the Hudson Valley.  Her first stint in the kitchen was as a sourdough apprentice at Bread and Bottle in Red Hook.


Since then, she has worked at several restaurants in and around the Hudson Valley and Catskills, including The Corner at Hotel Tivoli, Deer Mountain Inn, and Kitty’s Market, seeking techniques for capturing the ephemeral flavors of our intense seasons. She now spends her days cooking and working at Newton Farm and Mossy Stone Farm. 


In her free time you will find her singing and playing music, arranging flowers, or swimming in mountain streams.