If asked to imagine the type of chef who excels in the fast-paced world of television cooking competitions, you might think of a stoic restaurant veteran, someone who thrives on the heat and stress of the kitchen. You wouldn't necessarily imagine a contestant who seeks to share a social mission with the world, a message about her own past struggles with an eating disorder and the healing she found in organic, whole foods. But that's exactly what ICE Culinary Arts graduate Lindsey Becker had in mind when she auditioned for The Taste, and she's using the celebrated ABC show as a platform to inspire others to get in the kitchen and take responsibility for their health—in the most delicious way.
What have you been up to since graduating?
Since graduating from ICE, I started my own personal chef business providing healthy cooking services to clients throughout NYC. I would typically cook in clients' homes once a week and prepare about 5 days’ worth of meals that were specifically crafted to their palate and healthy living or weight loss goals. Recently, a fantastic family offered me a full time position to be their private chef. It is an absolute dream job, and I've never been happier.
Read on to learn about Lindsey's path from the glamorous world of magazines to inspiring meaningful change as a chef.