Green Festival Speakers

Mani Niall


Mani Niall, (dubbed "Baker to the Stars" by Eating Well Magazine in 1992), was the founder of Mani’s Bakery in Los Angeles, Niall created and refined a style of baking which has never been repeated in a retail bakery format.

He learned his craft alongside Chef Akasha Richmond (of Los Angeles’ celebrated Akasha restaurant), at the Golden Temple, a classic old school vegetarian restaurant. They attracted an eclectic Hollywood clientele. Michael Jackson whisked Niall off to become his first private chef.

Mani has been profiled in Food & Wine, LA Times, the Hollywood Reporter, People, Vogue, Elle, and Vegetarian Times. Since then he has written three cookbooks, which reveal the world of baking with natural and organic ingredients - Sweet & Natural Baking, Covered in Honey, and Sweet! (discovering how to bake with sugars from around the globe). The fourth cookbook, Good Morning Baking, is on the way spring 2013.