Chef Katie


Chef Katie Simmons is a personal chef in Chicago, but her journey to cooking has been a winding path. Born in the Kentucky bluegrass, it was a solo backpacking trip to New Zealand that led her to culinary school at Kendall College and working for Whole Foods Market.

  • How did an overweight girl, growing up in Kentucky, become an oil-free vegan?
  • How did a former dancer and choreographer fall in love with the art of cooking?
  • How did a classically-trained chef develop a passion for plant-based cooking?

Read about her journey…

About Chef Katie Simmons


Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand North Island, 2008

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