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Mary Ann Mandel

Mary Ann Mandel is the owner of The Mixing Bowl, a gourmet kitchen shop, and Olivin, which carries fresh extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars, both in downtown Boise. The shops have been in business for over 5 years.

She loves cooking and experimenting with food and beverages. Her background is in retail and sales, and with the purchase of The Mixing Bowl, she is expanding her knowledge about all of the new fun items that help us put meals on the table, and entertain our friends.


Her husband of 25 years and she are raising three boys. They have taught her the importance of mealtime, and how to cook in quantity!  They are dirt bike riders, so she has spent many nights preparing meals in tight quarters and figuring out how to take meals out on the trails. She is very excited to share her homegrown knowledge with you and looks forward to meeting you!