Chef Stories

Meet the Top Culinary Minds

Chef Gary Patterson

Chef Gary Patterson

Executive Research Chef | Director of Culinary Science, CEC®
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Chef Rachel Gooding

Research Chef
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Chef Len King

Senior Research Chef, CEC®, CRC®
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Chef Andreas Pias

Senior Research Chef | Culinary Nutrition, CRC®
Chef Gabby Quintana

Chef Gabby Quintana

Senior Research Chef | Culinary Mixologist
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Chef Gary Patterson

Executive Research Chef | Director of Culinary Science, CEC® Chef Gary Patterson

Chef Gary is our Executive Research Chef and Director of Culinary Science. He and his team work directly with global consumer brands, restaurants, and food manufacturing companies to create consumer, branded, and custom food products. He leads the Culinary Development Chef team, focusing on the creation of fresh and innovative food solutions, and provides support and guidance for McCormick’s Technical Innovation Teams.

Chef Gary’s accreditation include the American Culinary Federation’s Certified Executive Chef and The Culinary Institute of America’s Pro Chef III Certification. His experience at McCormick and 21-year history with The Walt Disney Company, Inc. has earned him respect throughout the food industry. His passion for flavor continues to make him a trusted partner for many of the largest food companies in the world.

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Chef Stories

Meet the Innovators

Bob Boardman

Bob Boardman

Manager, Cultivator | Tarkill Aquaculture
Onancock, VA
Jacob Lefenfeld

Jacob Lefenfeld

Co-Owner and Bar Manager | La Cuchara
Baltimore, MD
Chef Carrie Goltra

Chef Carrie Goltra

Baker | La Cuchara
Baltimore, MD
Chef Robert Belcham

Chef Robert Belcham

Chef | Campagnolo, Campagnolo Roma, Refuel Restaurant & Bar
Vancouver, Canada
Kris Moon

Kris Moon

The James Beard Foundation, Vice President of Strategy and Development |
North America
Dana McCauley

Dana McCauley

Innovation Ambassador for SIAL Canada | Executive Director Food Starter | CEO Food Trends TV | Author |
Trudy Toliver

Trudy Toliver

Executive Director for Portland Farmer's Market |
Portland, Oregon
Chef Anne Yarymowich

Chef Anne Yarymowich

Chef | Culinary Educator | George Brown College Chef School
Toronto
Alessandro Porcelli

Alessandro Porcelli

Founder & Director of Cook It Raw |
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Chef Gregory Gourdet

Executive Chef | Departure
Portland, OR
Chef Elizabeth Falkner

Chef Elizabeth Falkner

Chef | Author | TV Personality |
Manhattan, NY
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Chef Amanda Cohen

Executive Chef and Owner | Dirt Candy
Manhattan, NY
Featured ChefBob Boardman

Bob Boardman

Tarkill Aquaculture | Onancock, VA | Bob Boardman

Bob Boardman is the manager of Tarkill Aquaculture Ventures. Tarkill owner Gerry Negley and Boardman have 45 combined years of experience focused on the precise techniques of sustainable aquaculture farming. Founded in 2008, Tarkill is a 55-acre sustainable oyster cultivation operation that farms in both the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay. They deliver straight from their waters to kitchens in the surrounding region, putting over a million oysters on restaurant tables every year.

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