Louis Shaban

Chef Works
“Being diagnosed with diabetes changed the way I thought about food. Now my diet is more plant-focused. It was amazing to see the fields of Salinas Valley, where so much of our fresh food is grown. It made me realize all of the minute details it takes to get healthy food on our tables. Incredible.”
“As a young child, my grandmother had a garden in our backyard and while she was cooking, she would ask me to go pick jalapenos, tomatoes, and squash. That garden made a big impression on me and my life. I believe that is where my passion for food and fellowship developed. On Sundays our family would gather at my grandparents’ home to eat and laugh. I believe that no matter what happens in life there is no better feeling than gathering around the dinner table with your family and friends.”