Co-founder and Executive Chef of DEZ. The Canadian-Israeli Chef and TV personality is best known for hosting Cooking Channel’s Eden Eats and Food Network’s Top Chef Canada. Citing her tenth-grade obsession with cooking shows as the catalyst to her culinary career, Grinshpan’s budding passion for food and baking led her to enroll in Le Cordon Bleu in London where she graduated with a “Grand Diplome” in both Pastry and Cuisine followed by the management program at the institute of Culinary Education in New York City. While working at Babycakes in lower Manhattan, Grinshpan produced her first reel of Eden Eats, which led to a show on the Cooking Channel. Since then, Grinshpan has been a featured judge on Food Network’s Chopped Canada, Cooking Channel’s Sugar Showdown and Donut Showdown, a guest co-host on VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz” and is currently the host of Top Chef Canada. In 2017, Grinsphan partnered with Samantha Wasser to open DEZ, a contemporary Middle Eastern fast-casual restaurant,
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Founder and CEO of Daily Harvest. Launched in 2015, Daily Harvest was created as a solution to Rachel’s own challenge of wanting to eat good, whole food, but not having the time to recipe plan, prep and cook three healthy meals every single day. Daily Harvest offers thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted recipes built on fruits and vegetables, all delivered to your door and ready to enjoy in minutes, In December 2017, Daily Harvest announced a Series B funding round of $43 million led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and VMG Partners. A-listers have invested in Daily Harvest including: Oscar winning-actress Gwyneth Paltrow, 23 time Grand Slam champion star Serena Williams, celebrity chef Bobby Flay, model Emily Ratajkowski and actress Haylie Duff.
Prior to founding Daily Harvest, Rachel harnessed her skills as a customer-centric marketing executive, leading teams at Gilt Groupe, American Express, and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She currently resides in New York City with her family.
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