Isabel (iszi) Pina McPartlin is the owner/operator of Renegade Bakery & Culinary Studio, a shared use commercial kitchen located in Bryan/College Station, TX. She is also the owner/baker of Renegade Muffinery Home of the REBEL Muffin where muffinz that meet modern demands are made.
She grew up in Lima, Peru and has traveled all over the world. She graduated from TCU with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. Upon graduating she moved with her sister to Chicago, IL to work at the Merchandise Mart and play in the city!
Her travels and her colorful experiences influenced her desire to own her own business. There is so much beauty and richness in the various cultures of the world. It would be a shame not to somehow share that with everyone! With that and through her varied experiences she landed on the culinary arts.
“…No matter where you go in the world people eat. Nothing brings people together like food. It is the one thing we all have in common. My goal is to create and share food in ways we can all appreciate, support, and gather around…”
Buen Provecho! Salud!
Kathleen Grandfield is a consummate entrepreneur with a dedicated desire for celebrating the beauty, imagination and creativity of the human being. She has traveled extensively and lived in the States as well as overseas so her perspective has always been global.
She has a culinary certification with a specialty in chocolate (Certified Chocolatier) and recipe development and in 2018 wrote a cookbook of simple recipes and musings (created from her travels and family archives) called “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy”. She also has a certification in aromatherapy with a focus on indigenous folkloric medicinal and plant remedies.
She began her career as a Teacher and has since expanded her horizons in the fields of watercolor, mixed media art, fashion and jewelry design, writing, culinary creations, consulting, communication and conducting wedding ceremonies (she is a licensed Marriage Officiant) . Her popular weekly Blog Talk Radio podcast show called “Soul Dish” focused on inspirational stories of healing and maintaining sustainability and healthy lifestyles as we move forward in our evolution.
She has been a presenter at the RISE Conference (Relationship and Information Series for Entrepreneurs) in Austin and continues to offer events and workshops both at her family’s land development/project, “Ave Alegre Studios (website: http://www.avealegre.com/) in Austin, Texas and at various locations in the Brazos Valley including the Texas A&M COA north studio space in Downtown Bryan.