Jayzee (real name!) was raised on two things: Mama''s cooking & Food TV.
From Mama: Cooking is a labor of love meant to be shared with others.
From Iron Chef, Good Eats, No Reservations: It''s a big world out there!
These experiences have cultivated a strong & eclectic relationship with food. In his spare time, he lovingly tends to his herb garden, makes kombucha, Instagrams his food experiments, perfects his crawfish boil, mixes strong cocktails, & wins eating competitions.
"Everyone can enjoy home-cooked meals at a fraction of the cost of going out. Food is a great way to share a part of yourself, & it doesnt have to be fancy or expensive. Joe grew up in a bustling Italian kitchen. There was always a home-cooked meal on the table. Joe has adapted this tradition to his own busy life, where he makes it a priority to provide fresh meals to his family each day. How does he do it? By being passionate about shopping smart, making-ahead & re-purposing leftovers. He keeps a blog site devoted to the subject...it's a great read! https://cookingwithjoefrescatore.wordpress.com/author/rudysdad3/
Kekoa was born in Hawaii, raised in the Pacific Northwest, made his way to Miami to be a personal chef, & has been a San Diego resident since 2002. He's always been a foodie, inspired by his Mother, Aunt, Rachel Ray & the Barefoot Contessa.
Kekoa has a relaxed, fun & easy-breezy style when it comes to food. No recipes, lots of fresh ingredients — sound familiar?
What motivates Hipcooks San Diego Manager Lauren? A challenge! For instance, she ate gnocchi for dinner for two weeks straight to perfect the craft of gnocchi-making. In her previous life as an accountant, she challenged herself to price home-cooked meal versus store-bought. The giant spreadsheet was an eye opener - homemade chicken pot pies cost $1 to make & are way more delicious! Her latest test: linking that spreadsheet to a prep-list of make-in-advance freezer meals. Now, how about that gnocchi class, Lauren?