Gabe Kennedy

Chef and Television Personality

As a chef, world traveler, and storyteller, Gabe is passionate and dedicated to using food as a catalyst for positive change, connecting people, food, environment and culture. Making a positive impact through adventurous, healthy, and innovative cuisine, his mission is to inspire people to explore the kitchen, their senses, and rediscover the joy of nourishing oneself and those they love.

Raised in Boulder, Colorado in a household of healers, Gabe learned the importance of food as a universal language. Gabe’s culinary style is an intersection of education, technique and creating something absolutely delicious. Bringing life to nature’s bounty, the result is flavorful, seasonal cuisine that is accessible to the home cook, a basis of inspiration for the professional chef, and relatable to all. Sustainability, health and well-­‐being for people and the planet are at the core of Gabe’s culinary ethos. He believes that food is our most intimate interaction with nature and each other, thus, he is dedicated to create a more sustainable food system. In every meal Gabe prepares, he strives to honor the story of each ingredient, from where it came from to the nutrients it provides.

His culinary journey began at the young age of 14 in local Boulder restaurants. By 18, he was honing his skills under David Bouley at the eponymous Bouley in Tribeca. With additional experience at esteemed NYC establishments, Gabe has also been a private chef for a number of tastemakers, professional athletes, and dignitaries, including the Clinton Family. He has consulted on operations and product development for organic food and lifestyle brands such as Skratch Labs, Brad’s Raw Foods, and Big Tree Farms.

Most recently, Gabe was the Visiting Executive Chef at Bon Appétit Magazine where he continues to work as a contributor and personality. Gabe also won ABC’s primetime show The Taste where he was deemed America’s best undiscovered cook by Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Marcus Samuelsson, and Ludo Lefebvre. He also recently became an ambassador for Concern Worldwide, an organization that looks to improve the lives of people living in extreme poverty, and raises funds and awareness to fight malnutrition and food security around the world. Gabe works with organizations such as People for Bikes, Cradle 2 Cradle, and Practice Makes Perfect, weaving his message of sustainable food systems, food access, security, and health and wellness into their initiatives.

Gabe is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and The Culinary Institute of America where he finished first in his class.

 

Instagram: @Gabe_Kennedy