The meez Podcast

Gabe Kennedy of Plant People and Checker Hall

June 20, 2023 Josh Sharkey Season 1 Episode 16
The meez Podcast
Gabe Kennedy of Plant People and Checker Hall
Show Notes

#16. Gabe Kennedy, a chef, entrepreneur, and all-around amazing individual, takes the spotlight in this week's episode. Gabe's personality and culinary expertise have earned him recognition, including being named a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree in 2020.

With a wealth of experience in some of the most incredible kitchens, Gabe's journey led him to become the Executive Chef at Bon Appétit. Many may also recognize him as the winner of Anthony Bourdain's Cooking Competition Show, "The Taste," featured on Netflix. As a chef partner of Checker Hall in LA, Gabe continues to make a mark in the industry.

However, Gabe's endeavors don't stop there. He is the founder of Plant People, a CPG company specializing in natural health foods like adaptogens, mushrooms, and CBD. He has collaborated with renowned brands such as GQ, Nespresso, HBO, and more to create unforgettable culinary experiences.

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In this episode, we cover:

(2:03) Gabe's background

(3:06) Gabe's experience on "The Taste" TV Show

(8:08) Running a CPG company and a restaurant

(12:54) Work-life balance and boundaries

(17:28) On being fully present and living in the moment

(21:23) The relationship between creativity and improvement

(26:55) Adaptogens, regenerative plants, and mushrooms

(31:28) Psilocybin benefits and drawbacks

(35:58) Work with media and brands as a chef

(42:12) Sharing your talent and skill set online