Melissa King

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Job Title : Whole Foods Market Chef Ambassador

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September 14, 2016

Chef Melissa King is one of the most exciting young talents in America’s culinary scene. After  graduating  from  The  Culinary  Institute  of  America,  King

trained  under  several Michelin-star  and  James  Beard-recognized  chefs  including  Dominique  Crenn  (Atelier Crenn),  Craig  Stoll  (Delfina),  and  Ron  Siegel  (The  Ritz  Carlton  Dining  Room).    She earned  national  recognition  as  a  finalist  on  the  Bravo  hit  TV  series “Top  Chef.”


King’s hyper-local  cooking  style  combines  the  Bay  Area’s  best  ingredients  with  French techniques and delicate Asian flavors. In 2015, King founded Co+Lab, an experimental pop-up dinner series in which she collaborates with local chefs and food artisans.


She is  a  supporter  of  womens  empowerment,  environmental  sustainability,  and  is  an  active chef ambassador for Whole  Foods  Market, a global organic foods supermarket.  She was  selected  as  Celebrity  Grand  Marshal  in  representation  for  San Francisco  Pride 2016.    She  is  currently  working  on  the  opening  of  Elle  Café  in  the  fashion  district  of Tokyo, in collaboration with Elle Magazine (Japan) set to open Oct 28, 2016.


To learn more about Melissa King, please visit


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Melissa King is innovating with WFM as our first chef ambassador. She designed the tap room menu for the new Santa Clara store, and also created recipes for store hot bars region-wide. The company is also introducing Melissa to its suppliers in an effort to clarify its commitment to responsible sourcing.


The partnership is innovative both for Melissa and Whole Foods Market. Melissa can comment on how, and how she innovates with food too.

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