SPPR Gives Thanks Featuring Heirloom LA’s Tara Maxey

It was the wise beyond his years Ferris Bueller who said “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” To help all of us find our inner “Bueller, Bueller, Bueller” and to celebrate the Thanksgiving season we asked some of the brands and business owners who inspire us to share what they are thankful for in November’s “SPPR Gives Thanks” interview series.

We are honored to kick off our series with the lovely, stylish and cool Tara Maxey, co-owner of Heirloom LA. Heirloom LA is famous for their signature lasagna cupcakes, commitment to supporting local organic farms and charities and was dubbed “the city’s hottest catering company” by The New York Times. If you’ve been to an event catered by Heirloom or stopped by their food truck (we are Monday night regulars at Silver Lake Wine) you know the accolades, press and cult following the brand has garnered is 110% justified.

LA Times Photo Credit

(photo credit: LA Times)



1. Name one item you use on a daily basis that you appreciate most. How does it contribute to your quality of life?

My eldest dog’s heart pills. He is nearly 17 years old and has been the best friend I could ever ask for. His heart pills keep him around.


2. What local restaurant are you most grateful for?

I have so much respect and love for Chef Josef Centeno. At any given time you can find him working the line, scrubbing the floors or building tables. He is talented and humble, but nearly impossible to find outside of work. I am grateful to know such a hard working and committed person whose love for what he does is infectious.



3. Can you share a piece of advice that you are grateful to have received?

Sometimes you need to be a mother#*%@

4. What is one thing you can’t live without on your Thanksgiving table?



(Tara and Matt Poley, Executive Chef/Co-Owner of Heirloom LA)

5. Who would you like to give thanks to this year?

Each and every single person who works at Heirloom LA. We have such an inspiring crew; it’s so exciting to be a part of this team. I appreciate them every day I walk into the HLA compound. We wouldn’t be where we are without them.

HLA team

Feel free to visit Heirloom LA’s website here and follow them on Instagram and Twitter @heirloomla. All images were taken from the Heirloom LA blog here.


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