Daniel is a chef in New York City. He has worked quietly in kitchens all over manhattan. He was most recently the sous chef at Dell'Anima, an Italian trattoria in Manhattan's West Village, where he directed the kitchen through everyday operations and developed dishes that gave praise to a heritage of regional cuisine. Daniel has since converted to a strict vegetarian diet, and as a result his food has transformed. In each dish he ensures that no flavor is muted, and every ingredient is used with purpose.
Danielle has worked in the restaurant industry for over a decade. She has served and managed at some of New York's best vegan establishments, but her passion for food is rooted in her soul, ever since she first sat in the kitchen while her mother prepared Christmas dinner. Yoga and veganism are her two passions. With Chickpea & Olive she is motivated to merge those two worlds which are both about compassion and peace.
Kaya "The Vegan Wonderdog"
She is the love of our lives. The apple of our eyes. This five year old princess was a rescue from down south. At this point we are not sure who rescued who but Kaya is our biggest supporter and is always willing to help out in the test tasting department.