Gabriel Rodriguez

Chef

Coming from a military family I was born to be a soldier. I instead fell in love with the brigade of the kitchen. We moved a lot when I was growing up but the majority of my youth was spent in Texas and Southern California. I got my first job working at a deli when I was 14 and I’ve been in the industry ever since.

I graduated from the CIA in Hyde Park, NY in 2005. Since then I’ve been working in professional kitchens from New York to Los Angeles, San Antonio to Chicago, and now I am proud to call Traverse City Michigan my home. I have a lot of experience cooking in professional, fast paced kitchens for respected restaurants all over the country.

My wife and I are both in the industry and decided we would move to Traverse City to be closer to family and to immerse ourselves in a tight knit food community. Catering has provided me with a job that I love but the flexibility to spend time with my wife Michelle and newborn baby girl Rosie Gabriella.