Episode 5

Chef Ken and Verveine Oringer: father/daughter “duo” and co-authors of Cooking with My Dad, the Chef (S9/Ep.05)

Published on: 16th August, 2023

Ken Oringer is a James Beard award-winning Boston-based chef, restaurateur, and philanthropist. He has a collection of renowned restaurants including Uni, Toro, Coppa, Little Donkey and Faccia a Faccia.

At 10 years old, his daughter Verveine Oringer, faced a life-changing diagnosis of celiac disease. Today, at 14, she is a champion for ALL kids in the kitchen, embracing her passion for food and cooking with enthusiasm. 

In this episode, we discuss their new cookbook, Cooking with My Dad, the Chef: 70+ kid-tested, kid-approved (and gluten-free!) recipes for young chefs! A must-have for young chefs and food enthusiasts alike. 

Not only is Ken known for his exceptional talent in the kitchen, but also for his unwavering generosity and social impact. (Learn more in Season 6/Episode 17.) Verveine shares about the Celiac Kids Connection, a community of families that shares ideas, encourages each other, advocates and provides education about celiac disease. Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Plate… with Chef Ken and Verveine Oringer.

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Beyond the Plate
Social Impact in the Culinary World
Join Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan as he sits down in-person with the world’s culinary elite to explore their journey into the food industry and the social impact they have made in their community. Every episode will share inspiring stories of what it means to be in today’s hospitality industry.

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