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Founded by Mimi and Delaney Council as an eco friendly all natural and organic gourmet bakery that specializes in cookies. Mimi and crew opened the bakery in Mammoth Lakes in September 2011. Now Mimi’s Cookie Bar is a full service bakery that offers cookies, pies, cakes, cupcakes, wedding catering and all things dessert related. Mimi’s Cookie Bar is owned and operated by Mimi and Delaney Council, Kimmy and Chris Benchetler and Thea and Matt Zobel. Upon moving back to Mammoth, Mimi met up with old friends Kimmy and Chris. They were catching up and one thing led to another. Kimmy and Chris both have a sweet tooth and loved Mimi’s organic and eco friendly approach to desserts. A week later Kimmy Fasani, and husband Chris Benchetler, invested in Mimi’s Cookie Bar. After four years in business and after catering Thea and Matt's June Lake wedding, Delaney ran into Thea on a pow day. We were hiring at the time, and ended up hiring Thea to bake. After only a couple months working at Mimi's, Thea and Matt wanted to be a part of the bigger picture and they invested in Mimi's Cookie Bar. All six owners love sweets, but like to enjoy them along with a healthy and active lifestyle.

Mimi’s Cookie Bar is an eco-friendly company in every way that we can be. It starts with our ingredients, only natural and organic. We also support local organic and fair trade farms. Our bakery boxes are produced using 25-30% less trees, and those also come from SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) lumber – lumber collected and reforested utilizing environmentally friendly practices. Everything in the bakery is eco friendly; the oven, bags, cups, spoons and the list goes on. We want you to enjoy delicious cookies that taste good and make you feel good with as little impact on the environment as possible.

About Mimi & Delaney
Mimi is from Chicago, IL and grew up skiing but switched to snowboarding when she moved to Michigan around the age of 10. She started competing in snowboarding at age 12 and attended Okemo Mountain School in Vermont. Snowboarding is what led her to graduate early and move to Mammoth Lakes, CA in 2004. From there, she got a job at Roxy, a leading action sports company, and moved to Huntington Beach, CA. Delaney was born and raised on Maui, HI and grew up surfing some of the best waves in the world. After graduating high school he moved to LA to attend FIDM for Graphic Design. Upon moving to LA he took up snowboarding because the mountains were just about as close as the beach, and he fell in love with it. Mimi met Delaney through a mutual friend at Roxy and they hit it off. Shortly after Delaney and Mimi met, he landed a job at Quiksilver, designing tee shirts. Mimi and Delaney both worked at Quiksilver for over 5 years, and have been together even longer. They are very happy to still be working together and most of all to call Mammoth their home.

About Kimmy & Chris
Kimmy grew up in Truckee, CA. She started skiing at 2 years old, switched to snowboarding at 12 years old and was competing by the time she was 15 years old. After graduating high school, Kimmy moved to Mammoth in 2002 to continue on that path. She also decided to pursue a college degree in the middle of her hectic traveling schedule. In 2008 Kimmy graduated from University of Phoenix with a Bachelors in Science in Marketing. Chris was born in Bishop, CA just south of Mammoth Lakes. On weekends Chris’s parents would bring him up to Mammoth to ski. Once skiing became a way of life, Chris’s mom moved him and his brother to Mammoth in 2003 so they could continue pursuing their dreams. Chris met Kimmy in 2003 at the old ice cream shop in Mammoth, and they immediately clicked. After many years together and both becoming professional athletes, they know Mammoth will be their home for good. Since their relationship started at an ice cream shop, the two decided their investment in Mimi’s Cookie Bar has brought their sweet tooth full circle.

About Thea & Matt
Thea grew up in Pasadena, CA. From the age of 9 years until until college she was a competitive gymnast. She went to California State University of Sacramento and studied Child Development, receiving her BA. She completed her California teaching credential and Masters in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College. She began snowboarding in 2009 and quickly became addicted to the mountains. Matt is from Wenatchee, Washington and grew up skiing but switched to snowboarding because he wanted to be like his older brother, and has been snowboarding ever since. He went to the University of Washington and studied Electrical Engineering receiving his BS. He then moved to Los Angeles and completed his Masters at UCLA in Electrical Engineering. Thea met Matt when a mutual friend rented out his condo for a snowboard trip to Mammoth over New Years. They spent that week snowboarding and getting to know each other and the rest is history. After getting married in June Lake, they decided to make Mammoth Lakes their home for good. Currently Matt works for Raytheon, based out of El Segundo, CA, but he works remotely out of Mammoth Lakes and travels back and forth. 

About Organic & Fair Trade Farming
Eating organic food not only tastes better, but benefits the environment as much as it does your body. Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. For example, rather than using chemical weedkillers, organic farmers may conduct sophisticated crop rotations to keep weeds under control. Also, organic farmers don’t spray insecticides to reduce pests. Instead they use beneficial insects and birds, mating disruption or traps to reduce pests. Organic farmers also do not use pesticides on their crops. This makes organic foods free of pesticides and richer in flavor and nutrients. Fair Trade farming helps the environment too. Fair Trade means that farmers have been certified to provide fair wages and safe working conditions for farm workers. But, it also ensures that farmers obey internationally monitored environmental standards, while providing farmers and farm workers with financial incentives and resources for organic conversion, reforestation, water conservation and environmental education.