Chefs and Culinary Masters

This week we highlight chefs and culinary masters. Yuda, Anders, Jessica and Andres have innovative techniques that mirror their philosophies on art and cuisine.

Yuda Galis, whose photo heads off this post, is a world-renowned chef with experiences working as the leading chef for some of the world’s top restaurants. Yuda studied at Hadassah Culinary Arts College in Jerusalem, Israel.


Jessica Simone is an expert in classical cuisine and sustainable farming. Jessica is a farm-to-table chef with a passion for social justice.


Chef Andres Chavez  is a gastronomic entrepreneur with a graduate degree in creative haute cuisine. Andres lives in Bogota, Colombia and has a knack for creating innovative and collaborative recipes.


Anders Klint is an event and trail chef and organizes gourmet trips in the wilderness. Anders’s company, Friluftskocken, uses organic and fair trade products and has a commitment to environmental issues.


Anna Lizaur is a Marketing Manager with She graduated from the University of Virginia. Anna is fluent in Spanish and can count to 100 in Chinese.