About Margaret Fox page
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Margaret Fox realized at 24 that she wanted to be an owner, not an employee. As the daughter and granddaughter of self-employed business people, she grew up with real-life stories about the challenging world of business: about making mistakes, learning and soaring (or not learning, and crashing); about smart work and hard work, and the difference; about confronting business problems straight on.

The former owner of Mendocino’s Cafe Beaujolais for 23 years, she understands the importance of different perspectives. “It's amazing how your options increase when you see a situation from other viewpoints." She adds, "Over the years, business advisors helped make my success possible. They inspired me even when I felt overwhelmed."

Since 1975 Margaret Fox has lived in Mendocino, CA. She has worked in the restaurant and retail food world for over 30 years. From 1996-2000 she also co-owned and ran a bed-and-breakfast inn in an Austrian castle, dividing her time between Mendocino and the Alps. In 2000 she sold Cafe Beaujolais and began her coaching and business consulting career.

She has written two cookbooks, Cafe Beaujolais (Ten Speed Press, 1984), Morning Food (Ten Speed Press, 1989).

Margaret Fox teaches cooking classes in the San Francisco-Bay Area as well as hands-on cooking weekends for small groups at the Hearts and Hands Renewal Center in Albion, CA.

A founding board member of the Cancer Resource Center of Mendocino County, she coordinates fundraising events that celebrate food, wine and travel.

In November 2004, Margaret became Culinary Director of popular Harvest Market in Fort Bragg.

  Town of Mendocino, CA
  Photo courtesy of
John Birchard

As often as possible, she walks along the Mendocino Headlands overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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