Mariko Amekodommo is an LA based Celebrity Chef, Food Host and Founder of FREE Baking Company. The former Marketing CEO and PhD student took a sabbatical from the corporate world to pursue her passion of food, media and world travel – and has been sharing her experiences ever since. She is the Food & Beverage Director of Camp Mars; a 3 day music festival launched by the band 30 Seconds to Mars, bringing thousands of vegan, sustainable and locally produced meals to the band and concertgoers. Having curated over 300 unique culinary events for TV, celebrity, corporate and private clients, Mariko is a highly reviewed private chef and event producer. Her recipes have been featured in Forbes and Shape magazine, with episodes of Culinary Adventure with Mariko featured exclusively on PerezHilton.com. Mariko launched FREE Baking Company in 2009, and continues to offer innovative event catering, specializing in vegan, gluten-free and restricted diets. When not in the kitchen, Mariko loves trying new food, decorating her DTLA loft, playing tennis and adventures.