Let your Food Turn You on.
As a chef, world traveler and environmental advocate, Gabe is passionate and dedicated to connecting people, food 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 joys of cooking.
Raised in Boulder, Colorado in a household of healers, Gabe learned the importance of food as a universal language. His culinary journey began at the young age of fourteen in local Boulder restaurants. By eighteen, he was honing his skills under David Bouley at the eponymous Bouley in Tribeca. With additional experience at esteemed establishments, Eleven Madison Park, Cru and Blue Hill at Stone Barnes, Gabe has also been a private chef for a number of tastemakers, professional athletes, and dignitaries, including The Clinton Family. He has also consulted on operations and product development for organic food and lifestyle brands such as Skratch Labs, Brad’s Raw Foods, Little Duck Organics, and Big Tree Farms. He is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and The Culinary Institute of America where he finished first in his class.
Gabe's culinary style is an intersection of technique and creating something absolutely delicious. Briging 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.
Most recently, Gabe 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.
I am always searching the world for new products, cuisine and innovations that are good for the people and planet. I believe that all food has a story and that food should be thy medicine…
I believe in challenging the status quo and living an inspired life filled with limitless creativity, passion and self expression.
I believe in truth, honesty and vulnerability - and that we are blessed to share this beautiful world with one another and that we must work as one to heal the land, sea, air and each other.
Food is our most intimate interaction with the environment and with each other. Food brings us pleasure, and I believe it is important that we must always enjoy the experience, so break the rules every once in a while. Indulging in some amazing cake with your friends will bring you joy and memories that will out weigh the 'detriment' to you health.
Break the Label - We live in a world of labels. Think about it. Everything and everyone exists within a label. It is time to break free. Food, directions, prices, judgement, juices, diets... we are told what is right, what is wrong; we are lead to believe that one particular way of eating, or being, is right. Its time to break free.
We are human. We are diverse. We are ever changing beings on a journey - to me this means we acknowledging our diversity with what we consume as well. Even though one may think that being vegan, vegetarian, paleo etc. makes you healthy, it does not. Not every eating lifestyle is right for everyone. So do what feels right.
I believe that we must attune to our body and follow what it is we desire in a conscious and mindful manner. This has allowed me to experience the beauty of the world and culture through food - stay happy and stay healthy.