Helene Henderson started Malibu Farm with cooking classes and farm dinners at her farm property on Pt. Dume in Malibu, California.
She opened what was meant to be a 6 month pop up in an abandoned Ruby’s at the end of the Malibu Pier. After two very successful years with long lines and rave reviews, Malibu Farm expanded to the front Restaurant & Bar on the Pier and now has both a counter service and full table service on the Malibu Pier.
There are currently Malibu Farm locations at the Malibu Pier, Newport Beach, California at the Lido Marina Village, as well as the Four Seasons hotel in Lanai, Hawaii, at the Eden Roc/Nobu Hotel in Miami, FL, and at the Rosewood Miramar Beach with more seeds sprouting. Malibu Farm Seaport Village is opening at Pier 17 in Manhattan this summer.
All of the Malibu Farm locations are waterfront, as locale and setting are very important which is one of the many reasons why South Street is such a good fit.
Although Malibu Farm has grown, they are still a locally owned small business based out of Malibu Farm, California.
Helene grew up fishing with her uncle in Northern Sweden so she loves seafood. But let's not deplete our treasures from the sea. We work hard to offer only sustainable seafood.
Malibu Farm food is simply prepared. There are no secret ingredients. We use whole wheat flours and whole grains. Lots of veggies and fruits.
At home, Helene has a flock of free range, flossy chickens, as well as Pigs, Sheep, and Goats who all love to walk on the beach and participate in the Point Dume 4th of July parade.
Episode #1598 Helene Henderson: When Serendipity Meets Purpose
“Nature keeps moving on.” And, so does Chef Helene Henderson.
Helene’s journey is marked by serendipity met by the courage to embrace opportunity. What began as saying ‘Yes’ to teaching cooking classes in her home evolved into farm dinners and what has become her global farm-to-table restaurant, Malibu Farm.
Helene’s connection with nature stems back to childhood. We explore nature as a gateway to peace, how she grows her garden in rhythm with it, and the wisdom it offers in navigating our lives. Beginning each day feeding her animals, Helene wakes with the promise of a fresh start and embodies an inspiring agency about the way we experience and make the most of our time, even the waiting. Her path illuminates that our life is always leading us to exactly where we’re meant to be; An insight she enlivens with beautiful questions that sew the threads of happiness throughout our lives.