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Chef Len Kingt

Chef Len King

Senior Research Chef, CEC®, CRC® |
Chef Gary Patterson

Chef Gary Patterson

Executive Research Chef |
Chef Gabby Quintana

Chef Gabby Quintana

Senior Research Chef |
Chef Rachel

Chef Rachel Gooding

Research Chef I, CCS® |
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Chef Trip Kadey

Senior Research Chef |
Chef Elizabeth

Chef Elizabeth Falkner

Chef | Author | TV Personality |
Manhattan, NY
Chef Nicole Bostic

Chef Nicole Bostic

RESEARCH CHEF II |
Chef Jamie Tranbw

Jamie Tran

Chef|Co-Owner | The Black Sheep
Las Vegas, NV
Chef Feges And Smith

Feges & Smith

Chef Owners | Feges BBQ
Houston, TX
Chef Fatou Ouattara

Fatou Ouattara

Executive Chef | Akadi
Portland, OR, USA
Chef John Lasaterx

John Lasater

Executive Chef | Hattie B's
Nashville, TN, USA
Chef Keith Pears

Keith Pears

Executive Chef | Delta Marriott Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Chef Jeremie Falissard

Chef Jeremie Falissard

Executive Chef | Barroco Group
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Chef Roy Oh

Chef Owner Roy Oh

Chef | Owner | Anju
Calgary, Ontario, Canada
Chef Alessandro Vianellosx

Alessandro Vianello

Executive Chef | Gooseneck Hospitality
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Chef Jessica Sanchez

Jessica Sanchez

Chef | Owner | Loba Restaurant
Miami, FL
Chef Mikel Anthony Interview

Mikel Anthony

Chef | Chef's Roll's Test Kitchen & Co-Owner Cast Iron
San Diego, CA
Chef Coleman Haywood Kitchen

Ross Coleman and James Haywood

Chefs | Owners | Kitchen 713
Houston, TX
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Chef John Jackson and Chef Connie DeSousa

Co Chef Owners | Charcut Restaurant and Rooftop Bar Simmons
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Chef Bj Smith

Chef BJ Smith

Executive Chef & Owner | Smokehouse Tavern
Portland, Oregon
Chef Derek Dammann Interview

Derek Dammann

Chef|Owner | Maison Publique
Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal, Canada
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Chef Murray McDonald

Executive Chef | Cluny Bistro
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Chef Julia Momosex

Julia Momose

Partner & Creative Director Kumiko & Beverage Creative Oriole | Kumiko | Oriole
Chicago, IL
Chef George Castaneda of Sodexo

Chef George Castaneda

Executive Chef | Sodexo North America
Nashville, TN
Guest Chef Nu

Nuit Regular

Chef Owner | Pai and Kiin
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Chef Hero Adam

Adam Walker

Chef | Panache
Baltimore/DC
Chef Gabe Erales

Gabe Erales

Executive Chef | Dai Due Taqueria
Austin, TX
Chef Josh Harmonb

Josh Harmon

Chef |
Dallas, TX
Chef Drew Garms

Drew Garms

Executive Chef|USA Chef of the Year | The Everglades Club
Palm Beach, FL
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Chef Scott Cannon

Executive Chef | Cork & Craft
San Diego, CA
Canadian Brewhouse

Jason Story

Executive Chef | Canadian Brewhouse
Canada
Chef Sean Macdonald

Sean MacDonald

Executive Chef | Hexagon & 7 Enoteca
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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Chef Ned Bell

Executive Chef | OceanWise & Vancouver Aquarium
Vancouver, British Columbia
Chef Kim Alter

Kim Alter

Chef|Owner | Nightbird Restaurant & Linden Room
San Francisco, CA, USA
Chef Misti Norris

Misti Norris

Chef | Owner | Petra and the Beast
Dallas, TX
Chef Nicole Omes

Nicole Gomes

Chef|Owner | Cluck N' Cleaver|Nicole Gourmet Catering
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Chef Ted Corrado

Ted Corrado

Corporate Executive Chef | The Drake Properties
Ontario, Canada
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John Placko

Founder | Modern Culinary Academy | Powder for Texture
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Chef Jacqueline Blanchard

Jacqueline Blanchard

Chef|Co-Owner | Coutelier
New Orleans, LA
Chef Christine Rivera

Christine Rivera

Chef de Cuisine | Galaxy Taco
La Jolla, CA
Chef Julia sullivan

Julia Sullivan

Chef Owner | Henrietta Red
Nashville, TN
Chef Claudette Zepeda Wilkins

Claudette Zepeda Wilkins

Executive Chef|Owner | El Jardin
San Diego, CA
Chef Shahir Massoud

Shahir Massoud

Chef|Owner | Levetto
Aurora, Canada
Chef Adrian Niman

Adrian Niman

Executive Chef|Founder|Owner | The Food Dudes
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Chef Lemley

Nathan Lemley and Sarah Heard

Chef Owners | Foreign & Domestic
Austin, TX
Chef Shota Nakajima

Shota Nakajima

Chef|Owner | Adana
Seattle, WA, USA
Chef Trish Gill

Trish Gill

Executive Chef|Owner | The Twisted Apron
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Chef Volkhart Caro Churro

Volkhart Caro

Chef|Owner | Churros King
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Chef Parnass Lim Savang

Parnass Lim Savang

Chef|Owner | Talat Market
Atlanta, GA
Sous Chef Brent Leitch

Brent Leitch

Sous Chef | Campagnolo
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Chef Bushan Arolkar

Bhushan Arolkar

Chef|Owner | Urban Turban
Las Vegas, NV
Chef Irene Li Headshot

Chef Irene Li

Chef Owner | Mei Mei Restaurant
Boston, MA
Chef Philip Speer Headshot

Chef Philip Speer

Chef | Bonhomie
Austin, TX
Chef Angela G.

Angela Garbacz

Chef Owner | Goldenrod Pastries
Lincoln, NE
Chef Richie Nanko

Richie Nakano

Chef|Owner | IDK Concepts
San Francisco, CA
Chef Amanda Cohen

Chef Amanda Cohen

Executive Chef and Owner | Dirt Candy
Manhattan, NY
Chef Chloe Epstein

Chloe Epstein

Founder/Owner | Chloe's Soft Serve Fruit Co.
New York, NY
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Grover Smith

Partner & Organizer | Indie Chefs Week
Houston, TX
Chef Gregory Gourdet

Chef Gregory Gourdet

Executive Chef | Departure
Portland, OR
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Kevin Kossowan

Founder | Story Chaser Productions | "From the Wild"
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Chef Christine Moseley

Christine Moseley

CEO|Founder | Full Harvest
San Francisco, CA
Chef Jake Lefenfeld

Jacob Lefenfeld

Co-Owner and Bar Manager | La Cuchara
Baltimore, MD
Featured ChefChef Len Kingt

Chef Len King

Chef Len King KingMeet The Chefs Bio Background

Chef Len works directly with numerous global consumer brands, food manufacturing companies, food service distributors and contact feeders, aligning product design, marketing and sales teams to create fresh and innovative food solutions. He brings a passionate love of food to every product, building upon experience that began at a family restaurant and continued throughout his tenure as the Executive Chef for Stockpot Soups, a division of Campbell's Food Group, where he headed up R&D innovation for key national chains.

Chef Len's formal training includes the California Culinary Academy. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Maryland. He is a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary and a Certified Research Chef through the Research Chef's Association. He serves as the Chef & Child Chair for the Baltimore Chapter of The American Culinary Federation, sits on the Board of The Great Kids Farm for Baltimore City Schools, and advises curriculum for the Stratford University Culinary Program.

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