Upcoming Events

Hire Malia for your Event! Malia is a traveling educator. Whether it's a grocery store tour, office party, employee appreciation luncheon, corporate wellness event, higher education event, or a residential event, Malia can craft a unique presentation for your audience. For more information, email her at malia@foodthatworks.info

Past Events

12/15/16 Signing Portland Trading Company Portland, ME 6:00pm

December 15th, 2016 @ 6:00pm-8:30pm
Portland Trading Company 157 Middle St, Portland, ME Phone: (207) 899-0228

Come hang with us for this special Customer Celebration night. Complimentary beverages and Southwestern Baked Mac & Cheese, DJ will be spinning records, and Malia will be signing books. Need help picking out gifts for the men in your life? You will be in good hands in the most stylish mens shop in Portland. **One hint, beard oil.

12/13/16 Book Signing, Mac & Cheese, and Gift Wrapping at Main Street Markets!

December 13th, 2016 @ 11:30am-1:30pm
Main Street Markets 435 Main Street, Rockland, Maine Phone: (207) 594-8515

Pop in on your lunch break for some delicious Southwestern Baked Mac & Cheese, a recipe from Food That Works! Book signing and gift wrapping event, so support local, and come get some of your yummy holiday shopping done at Main Street Market!

12/4/16 Book Signing – Nature’s Choice Health Food Store, Camden, ME 3:30pm

December 4th, 2016 @ 3:30pm-5:00pm
Nature's Choice 87 Elm Street, Camden, Maine Phone: 207) 236-8280

Welcome the new owners of Nature's Choice in Camden! Malia will be signing books for their Grand Opening weekend, stop by for some tea and say hello!

Cookbooks will be for sale at the event, $26.99 + tax, credit, cash, check.

12/1/16 Author Talk – Camden Public Library, Camden, ME 7:00pm

December 1st, 2016 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm
Camden Public Library 55 Main Street, Camden, Maine Phone: (207) 236-3440

This thought provoking event is for anyone interested in making better choices involving the ways we eat, food shop and organize our fridge. She will be sharing tips from her cookbook, Food That Works, and discussing the environmental impacts of food waste and plastic, and how we can all become more conscious consumers. Book sale & signing to follow!

Cookbooks will be for sale at the event, $26.99 + tax, credit, cash, check. Pssst...They make excellent, thoughtful holiday gifts!

11/3/16 Author Talk – Vose Library, Union, ME 7:00pm

November 3rd 2016 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm
Vose Library 392 Common Road, Union, Maine Phone: (207) 785-4733

Author Malia Dell will talk about her self-published cookbook, “Food That Works: Real Meals to Survive the 9 to 5" Dell’s cookbook-guidebook hybrid is more than a compilation of recipes, it is a methodology with a mission centered around food shopping, selecting quality ingredients, reading ingredient labels, doing prep work and organizing the fridge so food is kept in rotation and nothing is wasted. She will be discussing tips to incorporate in your own kitchen as well as spreading awareness on how to be a more conscious consumer. Less waste!
Q&A and book signing to follow.

Cookbooks will be for sale at the event, $26.99 + tax, credit, cash, check.

10/26/16 BrainFeeders Food Waste Talk – Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 7:00pm

October 26th 2016 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm
BrainFeeders Club Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Author Malia Dell will be giving a great talk about sustainable, healthy eating with a busy 9-5 work schedule! This is a great event for everyone looking to find a little time in their day to make better choices about the ways we eat! She will be discussing the environmental impacts of food waste and plastic, and how we can all be more conscious consumers.
Book signing to follow!

Cookbooks will be for sale at the event, $26.99 + tax, credit, cash, check.

10/7/16 FEEDING 5,000 PORTLAND – Monument Square, Portland, ME 11:00am

October 7th 2016 @ 11:00am-4:00pm
Feeding 5,000 Monument Square, Portland, ME

Portland Peeps! Come to this Feeding 5,000 Event Friday, October 7th 11:00-4:00pm, learn about food waste and get some free grub made with entirely from gleaned produce that would have gone to waste! Malia will be on stage doing a demo at 11:45am. Come by!!! Portland, Maine became the 41st global city to reenact the biblical miracle of the loaves, feeding a 100-percent gleaned vegan vegetable stew to just under 5,000 people in and around Monument Square and the city. Tristram Stuart, who put on the first Feeding the 5,000 in London in 2009, sent members of his organization Feedback to help inaugurate the event along with City Mayor Ethan Strimling. Top Portland chefs gave cooking demos.

9/1/16 Seasonal, Local Food Demo – Rockland Farmer’s Market Public Landing, Rockland, ME 11:30AM

September 1st, 2016 @ 11:30am-12:30pm

SNAP at the Rockland Farmer’s Market Presents…
Cookbook author, Malia Dell, will be giving a food demo making an easy delicious dish using local, seasonal ingredients from the farmers market. She will be showing how to combine farmer’s market ingredients into an easy meal - on a budget! Cooking with fresh, local, seasonal food IS within your means. Malia will show you how. Join Us for this Free Event.

*Attendees will receive a $10 voucher to use on Farmer's Market products that day!
(Books will be for sale at the event at a discounted rate of $20.00, credit, cash check)

5/4/16 Library Author Event & Book Signing – Pico Branch Library, Santa Monica, CA 6:00PM

May 4th, 2016 @ 6:00pm-7:30pm
Pico Branch Library 2201 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA (310) 458-8684

Author reading and book signing event at the beautiful Pico Branch Library in Santa Monica. Malia will read from Food That Works and share tips to help you eat more homemade meals Mon.-Fri. She will also she light on the world of self-publishing and her process producing this book. Come meet the author and get your signed copy of this hot new cookbook! (Books will be for sale at the event for $29.00, credit, cash check)

4/10/16 Library Author Event & Book Signing – Kaimuki Public Library, HI 2:00PM

April 10th, 2016 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm
Kaimuki Public Library 1041 Koko Head Avenue Honolulu, HI 96816 (808) 733-8422

Malia will be returning to Kaimuki, the neighborhood she grew up in. The Kaimuki Public Library is dear to this author's heart as this is where she checked out some of her first library books! Join us for this special Author Talk, as Malia will share her story since leaving Hawaii. She will talk about the process of self-publishing, share tips from Food That Works and sell/sign books. Books are $28.00 CASH ONLY.

4/09/16 Author Talk & Book Signing – Barnes & Noble, HI 1:00PM

April 9th, 2016 @ 1:00pm-2:30pm
Barnes & Noble Ala Moana Center 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. STE 1272, Honolulu, HI 808-949-7307

Malia will be returning to her home town of Honolulu to share tips from her book at this special Barnes & Noble book signing event. Come say aloha to this local girl and welcome her back home!

2/25/16 POP-UP Book Signing! – Roots Natural Foods Market, MA 1:00PM

February 25th, 2016 @ 1:00pm-3:00pm
Roots Natural Foods Market & Juice Bar 100 Crawford St, Leominster, MA (978) 534-7668

Stop in Roots today for a smoothie or a nutritious snack and SURPRISE!!! You will find Malia Dell selling and signing her new cookbook from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Come by and say hi! You know you want to.

2/25/16 Gym Talk & Book Signing – Ciccone Family Fitness Center, MA 6:00PM

February 25th, 2016 @ 6:00pm-6:30pm
Ciccone Family Fitness Center (Moxie Fit Studio) 45 High St, Clinton, MA 978-365-6197

Malia will be sharing tips about weekly food prep for busy, fit people at the Ciccone Family Fitness Center in the Moxie Fit Studio. She will be signing and selling books from 6:00pm-6:30 (in between the Spin & Bootcamp classes) Books are $28.68 credit, cash, check. Then she will be joining us to rock the 6:30pm Boot Camp class! WoOOoOooo Come talk food and get sweaty with Malia!

2/20/16 Gym Talk & Book Signing at Rise & Shine Fitness, MA 9:00AM

February 20th, 2016 @ 9:00am-10:00am
Rise and Shine Fitness 150 Main St, Pepperell, MA 01463 978-758-9493

Stop by after class and meet cookbook author Malia Dell. Her book was designed for health conscious, busy people, that want to eat better Monday - Friday! She will be signing and selling books when class gets out at 9:00am. Come say hello, and snag a copy of her book which will help you get your fridge organized for the week. Books are $28.68 credit, cash, check.

2/23/16 Lunch-n-Learn at WS Development, MA 12:00PM

February 23rd, 2016 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm
WS Development Chestnut Hill, MA

Interactive talk for WS Development at a company luncheon. Event open to WS employees at the corporate office. RSVP with HR to attend. Lunch will be served and books will be for sale at the end at the book signing. Books are $28.68 credit, cash, check.

2/18/16 Study Abroad Talk Framingham State University, MA 5:00PM

February 18th, 2016 @ 5:00pm-6:00pm
Framingham State University 100 State St, Framingham, MA 01702

"Plant the Seed about Study Abroad." Malia will share her study abroad experience and explain how it has impact her career since graduating from Framingham State. She will present photos from her travels and provide insider travel tips and helpful websites for those with wanderlust. This talk is excellent for students considering studying abroad who have questions, or for students who have returned from studying abroad and are curious how they can now market their experience on their resume. The event will conclude with a Q&A session and book signing. Books are $28.68 and will be available at the event and the FSU bookstore. Open to all Framingham State Students and Faculty.

2/18/16 Alumni Talk at Framingham State University, MA 12:30PM

February 18th, 2016 @ 12:30pm-1:30pm
Framingham State University 100 State St, Framingham, MA 01702

Malia returns to speak at her alma mater, Framingham State University, in Framingham Massachusetts! Maila will discuss her cookbook and share her journey since graduating from Framingham State in 2007. The event will conclude with a Q&A session and books will be available for sale and signing. This Alumi Talk will be open to FSU students. Books are $28.68 and are available at the event and the FSU book store.

2/11/16 Author Talk at Google! 2:00pm

February 11th, 2016 @ 2:00pm Google Offices, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

Author Talk at Google in Cambridge, MA. Unfortunately this talk is not open to the public, but will be available on the Talks at Google YourTube Channel in the near future! Stay tuned!

2/10/16 Author Talk & Signing at Porter Square Books, MA 7:00PM


February 10th, 2016 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm
Porter Square Books 25 White St. Cambridge, MA 02140

Author reading and book signing event at one of the most popular bookstores in Cambridge, MA. Malia will be slinging books and spilling ink as she returns to her old stomping grounds of Cambridge where the idea for Food That Works began back in 2011. Come meet the author and get your signed copy of this hot new cookbook! (Books are $26.99+tax)

Author Talk & Recipe Sampling at the Jackson Memorial Library

February 3rd, 2016 @ 12:00pm
Jackson Memorial Library
71 Main St, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860

Malia Dell & Tim English join forces on this special food event at the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor Maine! Wednesday, February 3rd, starting at noon, author Malia Dell will speak about her newly released, locally produced cookbook, Food That Works and provide tips to selecting healthful ingredients. Tim English, private caterer, local forager and Qi Gong instructor, will then do a cooking demo of a few recipes from Food That Works! Come enjoy some delicious food with us! The event will conclude with time for Q&A and a book signing! Come meet the author and purchase your signed copy of this new energetic cookbook. Books will be sold at $26.99+tax (credit, cash, or check accepted).

Food Demo at Penobscott Bay YMCA Teen Center

January 19th, 2016 @ noon - 1:30pm
http://penbayymca.net/files/Seniors15.pdf
Teen Center 10 Knowlton St, Camden, ME 04843

Author Talk & Food Demo by Malia Dell
Tuesday, January 19th, noon-1:30pm, at The Teen Center, 10 Knowlton Street, Camden
Malia will present her new cookbook, introduce some new kitchen tools, and treat you to an easy to prepare meal. Come join the fun!
Event is FREE and open to the public. Attendees must RSVP by Jan. 15th to reserve a spot.
Class is limited to 20 people. To reserve call 207-236-3375.
Event is hosted by the Penobscott Bay YMCA, a Time Out Tuesdays educational event series.

Book Signing and Samples at Bangor Savings Bank

January 11th, 2016 @ 11:30am - 2:30pm
73 Camden Street, Rockland, ME 04841

January is Customer Appreciation Wellness month at Bangor Savings! They are featuring Food That Works! Start off the new year right and come to this special book signing event Monday, January 11th, 11:30am-2:30pm, at Bangor Saving Bank (the Rockland Branch), located at 73 Camden Street, Rockland, Maine. Stop in on your lunch break to sample some of the hearty recipes from Food That Works, like, White Bean Chicken Chili and Southwestern Baked Mac & Cheese, meet the author and get your signed copy of this hot new cookbook! Books will be sold at $26.99+tax (credit, cash, or check accepted) Bangor Savings will be raffling off a signed copy of Food That Works each week for the month of January, so come by on January 4th to enter your name into the raffle. Cheers to a healthy year ahead!

Book Signing at Owl and Turtle Bookshop

January 9th, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
http://www.owlandturtle.com/
33 Bay View Street, Camden, ME

Come show some love to your wonderful, local, independent book store, Owl and Turtle in Camden, on Saturday January 9th between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Malia Dell, local author of Food That Works will be having a book signing. Come meet her and pick up a signed copy of Food That Works! Start the new year off right with a healthful, homemade meals, made possible by this easy guide on shopping, chopping, and prepping like a pro! Books will be sold at $26.99+tax (credit, cash, or check accepted)

Local Author Book Signing at The Good Table


December 12th, 2016 1:00pm-3:00pm
The Good Table
68 Main St, Belfast, ME 04915

Come on down to the The Good Table on Saturday December 12th between 1:00pm and 3:00pm to meet Malia, and pick up a signed copy of Food That Works! This is a great chance to get some personalized gifts for your loved ones! Books will be sold at $26.99+tax (credit, cash, or check accepted)

Author Talk at Brystle Noble Fitness for Nutrition November Boot Camp Series


November 6th, 2015 @ 7:00am
Brystle Noble Fitness @ the Rockland School of Ballet
8 Lindsey Street, Rockland, ME
(Across the street from Waterworks Pub)

As part of the "Nutrition in November" Boot Camp session at Brystle Noble Fitness, Malia Dell will make a guest appearance to share tips on how to incorporate more home cooked, whole foods into your busy lifestyle. Malia will be speaking at 7:00am sharp, then she will stay and take Brystle's awesome 7:15am boot camp class! So come work out and have some fun! Drop-ins for the class are $12. Malia will be selling and signing cookbooks at the event ($26.99+tax; cash, credit, or check)

Cookbook Signing and Demonstration


November 5th, 2015 @ 6:00pm
Rockland Public Library
80 Union St. Rockland, ME 04841
Community Room, downstairs

Malia will be presenting what it was like writing her newly released, energetic cookbook, Food That Works: Real Meals to Survive the 9 to 5, in Rockland, ME for the past four years and will also share tips on how to eat more healthful, homemade meals, Monday through Friday. Come meet this bubbly, inspiring author, and sample some delicious recipes from Food That Works. She will be selling and signing books at the end of the event ($26.99+tax; cash, credit, or check)

Cookbook Signing and Smoothie Demo


November 4th, 2015 @ 4:30pm
Rockland Harbor YMCA
12 Water Street, Rockland, ME
Front Lobby

Malia will be hosting a book signing in the Rockland YMCA lobby, Wednesday, November 4th. She will be selling and signing books as well as giving out smoothie samples from the recipes in Food That Works! Be sure to stop by, meet the author, snag one of these hot cookbooks and sip on a post-workout smoothie before she hits the road on her book tour! Malia will be selling and signing books at the end of the event ($26.99+tax; cash, credit, or check)

Official Cookbook Release Event!


November 1st, 2015 @ 11:00am - 3:00pm
Rock City Café
316 Main St. Rockland, ME 04841

Click here for the Facebook event page!

(DRUM ROLL) The moment you have all been waiting for...Don't miss Malia's official cookbook release and book signing for Food That Works!!! She will be signing and selling books from 11:00am - 3:00pm, so come on down, say hello, grab a cup-o'-joe, and get your fresh copy of Food That Works from the author herself. Books will be sold at adjacent Hello Hello Books for $26.99+tax.

PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine


September 18th, 2015 @ 6:30pm
Owls Head Transportation Museum
117 Museum St, Owls Head, Maine 04854

Malia will be presenting Food That Works, the process of what it takes to write, test, photograph and self-publish a cookbook in four years, and her journey along the way.
"Pecha Kucha Midcoast is a venue for local artists and creators to present their craft through visual storytelling in a unique presentation style devised in Tokyo called Pecha Kucha (Japanese for chit-chat). 8 individuals share their work, ideas, and creative process with a 20-second-per-image, 20-image slideshow."