Co-Founder, Plant People
The award winning chef turned entrepreneur grew up in Boulder, Colorado where he developed an affinity for plant-based nutrition, sustainability and alternative wellness approaches from an early age. He began his career at the age of 14 working in local restaurants and his passion for health led him to graduate from The Culinary Institute of America and Cornell University. After working in private equity with a focus on organic food brands, such as Organic Avenue, Brad's Raw Foods and Little Duck Organics, he shifted focus as a rising talent in the culinary world. Gabe won ABC’s primetime cooking competition series, The Taste, was named Visiting Executive Chef of Bon Appetit magazine, and reimagined The Little Beet restaurants as Director of Culinary and Innovation. Gabe drew upon his upbringing, experience in food and CPG brand consulting background to create Plant People. He discovered the healing benefits of hemp to treat his traumatic spinal injuries and was inspired to introduce effective, accessible and natural wellness solutions that support the health of people and the planet. He was recognized as Forbes 30 Under 30 talent for this work.