Kate's Open Road

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Executive Chef
Cibo Restaurant

“I knew no matter how hard it was going to be, I had to keep going. I just had to keep going.”


Food Travel


Perseverance Determination Hard Work Passion Risk


Accomplishing Goals


  • Didn't originally want to cook, was focused on world travel.
  • Moved to Israel and lived in a kibbutz.
  • While cooking for the community, one of the women pointed out that Kate had some serious talent.
  • While studying at culinary school, she was the only female in an all-male class.
  • Decided no matter how hard it was going to be, she had to keep going.
  • Says it's necessary to keep a sense of humor if you want to survive in a kitchen full of men.
  • Realized cooking was her passion because she can't imagine herself doing anything else.
  • Her restaurant, Cibo, was a finalist in Cuisine magazine's Best Restaurant awards.

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