Chef Ryan trained at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Having cooked in & managed kitchens of many kinds over the past 20 years, his true love is teaching. Ryan has been a Chef Instructor in community kitchens, school cooking programs, and culinary job training programs for over 11 years.
He is passionate about the power of food to bring people together and lift them up - whether that happens in the kitchen, the garden, or around the table. His greatest joy is hearing, "I can't believe I cooked this! It's delicious!" Ryan currently lives in Oregon with his spouse and daughter.