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The Team

Working To Change The Culinary Landscape

Our team at The Herbal Chef takes pride in a commitment to excellence.

Our network of world-renowned Chefs and Hospitality professionals spanning from across the globe has banned together in an effort to destigmatize plant medicine and change the culinary landscape. 

Meet the team behind The Herbal Chef platform.

Our Chefs

Professionals Changing the Culinary Landscape

Chris Sayegh

Executive chef/CEO

Christopher Sayegh is a world-renowned Chef that has gained popularity in the last 5 years for his unique take on utilizing ancient plant medicines in modern cuisine.  This lead to
him launching the globally operating company, The Herbal Chef. 

Rich Rosendale

CULINARY DIRECTOR - EUROPE

Richard Rosendale CMC is a chef whose classical training has taken him to Northern Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Norway, France, and rated kitchens in the United States, including Sous Vide training at the French Laundry, and multiple five-star restaurant stages across the country. 

Christopher Rieloff

EXECUTIVE CHEF - MIAMI

A native of Chile, Christopher was raised in the suburbs of Santiago. With the drive to keep pushing forward, he eagerly left his hometown and began working in the kitchen of the Wickaninnish Inn Relais and Châteaux, a rustic and elegant resort in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada.

Bill Kim

EXECUTIVE CHEF - CHICAGO

Chef Bill Kim has always been on top of food trends. Long before upscale soft-serve became a hipster favorite, Kim was serving it in his restaurants. His places, including UrbanBelly, Belly Q, and Belly Shack, featured variations on pork belly well before the dish popped up on other menus

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Jared Ventura

Executive Chef - Los Angeles

Chef Jared Ventura credits much of his passion for cooking to his Sicilian grandparents. He fondly remembers spending his childhood at their home eating fresh pasta, fresh-baked loaves of bread, house-made charcuteries, and pretty bad backyard Chianti.

After graduating from culinary school, he worked through mostly Italian and French kitchens before eventually landing at Studio Montage Laguna Beach, where his passion for fine dining grew and continues to grow each day.

Our Admin

Professionals Changing the Culinary Landscape

Duncan Blowers

Chief Operations Officer

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Jack Goldberg

Culinary Services Director

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Brad Putz

Editor

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Tinashe Wertz

Podcast Producer

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