Mimi Council opened Dessert’D Organic Bake Shop (formerly known as Mimi’s Cookie Bar) in September 2011, and it’s been growing ever since. Mimi is a self taught baker that loves sweets just as much as living an active and healthy lifestyle. Her recipes represent the kind of life she lives with minimal and organic ingredients. Dessert'D is operated in the small mountain town of Mammoth Lakes, California at an altitude of 8,000 feet. Mimi has made a name for herself by providing all of her recipes with one quick switch to bake them either at sea level or at high altitude.
Mimi and her desserts have been featured in SHAPE Magazine, The FeedFeed, Green Wedding Shoes, The Nest, 100 Layer Cake, Wedding Chicks, and ESPN, among others. Mimi is an editor at The Feedfeed where she focuses on making high altitude recipes available within the food community. Mimi is also an author of the books Cookies for Everyone and The Mountain Baker, and a freelance recipe developer and writer.
When Mimi isn’t baking, she enjoys running, pilates, snowboarding, hiking, and spending time with her dog and husband in the amazing mountains she calls home. She also owns the creative company Above 8000 Creative where she enjoys creating content and working with other entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Mimi’s love for cookies came from her YiaYia (which means Grandma in Greek). All throughout her childhood Mimi stuffed her face full of as many cookies as she could before her healthy mom stopped her. Growing up in a very strict and healthy household taught Mimi that it’s all about balance. Now, staying active and enjoying dessert every day go hand in hand, as long as there’s a cookie in one of those hands. Follow her on Instagram @mimibakescookies.