- Ashton Keefe Culinary Lifestyle ServicesOwner, 2009 - presenthttp://www.ashtonkeefe.com
Ashton Keefe is a classically trained chef with a passion for all things food. Having grown up as the daughter of a chef and self-proclaimed, “Kitchen Bully” Ashton instead began baking in the “pastry kitchen” of her home: the only area she was allotted territory. From here, her blog, “Diary of a Sweet Tooth” began.
After graduating from Wake Forest University with a BA in English and Entrepreneurship she studied Classic Pastry Arts at Manhattan's, The French Culinary Institute (now the ICC) in Manhattan, where she continues to support and teach alumni and prospective students.
Following a position as personal assistant to the infamous (and insatiable) food critic, Gael Green, Ashton became one of the original team members of New York’s Haven’s Kitchen, first as their lead instructor and then as their sous chef. Ashton has worked with acclaimed chefs such as Marc Forgione and Marcus Samuelsson, as well as TV personalities and chefs Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri and Curtis Stone. She has been featured on Food Network’s Guy vs. Rachael, BetterTV and Potluck Video.
In addition, Ashton edits Today Show regular and wine expert Leslie Sbrocco’s Thirsty Girl. She writes and develops for O Magazine, Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine, Shape Magazine, The Latin Kitchen, The Local Palate, Food 52 and Whole Foods Market and works with brands such as Euphrates Cheese, Simi Winery, Moet & Chandon and Sutter Home Winery.
- Wake Forest UniversityEnglish and Entrepreneurship, 2005 - 2009