Meet The Team

Christy (Owner):

Our ringleader, creative director, and coach, it's Christy's passion and drive that makes Pasture and Plenty so special. Having been Madison born and raised, this business is something she has been dreaming of for 20 years. Because of her, we are committed to the root idea that food should be sourced locally and be as wholesome as possible for everyone.  Christy’s favorite P&P dish is the pasta. “I love how it highlights all the local vegetables and the pesto is changing with the season.”

Nate (Executive Chef):
Nate’s appreciation for well prepared local ingredients is what sets the tone for dishes coming out of our kitchen. The simple idea that less is more keeps us grounded. He figures out how to make it work with the ingredients received from our local farmers and makers and curates’ dishes that speak for themselves.

Jack (Chef):

Nourished by time spent outside with family and friends, Jack brings a patient and hardworking attitude to P&P every day. His focus on using great technique on great ingredients is what keeps us going. A continuous learner, Jack believes any cookbook can teach you something new.

Adam (Chef):

Brings a playful approach to the kitchen and the dishes he creates.  Being a native of Madison, Adam leans into the energy of the community to nourish him.  Be it random acts of kindness or giving without expectation, Adam is a strong leader and a humble student on our team.

Kelly Nigl (Program Administrator):

Madison born and raised, Kelly enjoys knitting, photography and painting. Her patient and creative skills help her be the mastermind behind keeping our meal kit subscriptions organized, including the production and pack. Favorite dish? Pasta bowl. Anything with RP's Pasta is a winner in my book.”

Edward (chef):

A jack of all trades, Edward fills many roles in the kitchen at P&P.  Nourished by family, fishing, and travel, Ed’s favorite place to visit is the Amazon in Brazil.  It’s very fitting that Ed describes his cooking style as International. “I enjoy immersing myself in a region's food and discovering more about the area through its food. I am able to use this knowledge and craft to create international food and wine dinners based on a region.”  When back home, our team appreciates the new recipes he is able to share with everyone.

Sean (Front of House Manager/Beverage Director):

Originally from central Wisconsin, Sean is known for his vivacity and gregariousness. He keeps the wheels greased here at P&P which is fitting since his favorite ingredient to cook with is butter. Current Pasture and Plenty favorite: Chicken salad on a Batch croissant.

Dana (Front of House Manager):

Ellie (bookkeeper):

Keeps things running as smooth as possible here means enjoying lots of coffee aka “Life Juice.” Haha! Just kidding. When in her own kitchen Ellie enjoys making homemade pot stickers, different pasta dishes, ChapJae her favorite Korean dish, and chicken wings.

Dominik (Does a nice mix of everything):

Joining the team after moving back to Madison from Seattle, Dominik is a rockstar wherever he is needed in the business. His favorite P&P dish is the Ham & Gruyere on a demi-baguette.  “The simplicity of the sandwich reminds me of cafes in Europe that have mouthwatering assortments of cured meats and delicious cheeses on fresh crusty bread.”