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About the Chef

Thank you so much for your interest in allowing me to work with you. To gain some understanding of myself, I'd love to share a little bit of who I am. I have worked throughout Texas and New York in many kitchens, most notably under the White House appointed chef, Dan Barber, at “Blue Hill at Stone Barns” where I cooked for many distinguished guests, celebrities, politicians, among many high profile chefs. 

I've had a love/hate relationship with food growing up but had minimal knowledge in understanding why that was so I decided to major in “Food Science and Technology” at Texas A&M University. While there, I assisted in the opening of two food truck concepts and worked as a Sous Chef, first, at “Cenare Italian Ristorante”, then “Veritas Wine & Bistro”, and finally “Maddens Casual” while balancing a rigorous school schedule. After graduation I was accepted to the prestigious “Culinary Institute of America” in Hyde Park, NY and was appointed Team Lead  mentoring 22-30 young chefs during my tenure.


I finished my restaurant career in Upstate New York eventually becoming Executive Sous Chef while receiving Top Dish and Top Restaurant accolades in the Hudson Valley showcase event competing against 40 other local establishments in the area.


My passion is everything hospitality & gastronomy with a focus on Farm-To-Table fine dining simplified for the everyday cook. I look forward to giving you an elite & intimate experience at the comfort of your home. 

- Chef Reed Elkins at "The REEL Experience" 

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