Chef Ryan Wins “The Search for the Weight Watchers®Chef” on ABC’s The CHEW

In 2014, Chef Ryan won the nationally televised cooking competition “The Search for the Weight Watchers ® Chef” on ABC’s The CHEW. After the six week competition, Chef Ryan was hailed as the First-Ever Consulting Chef for the  world’s most successful weight loss company.

See Ryan’s Award Winning Recipes from The CHEW


Ted Talk: “It’s Not About the Food”

Drawing inspiration from his own personal health struggles, in tandem with his non-conventional pursuits as a chef entrepreneur, Chef Ryan paints a picture of the true nature of food, and how it influences personal wellness and transformation.  Behind the success of his Centered Chef workshops, Chef Ryan is a self-admitted “square peg in a round hole”.  And it’s with his idealism and relentless tenacity that he had the privilege to share his message on the TED Talk stage.

Innovator of the Year by BizBash Magazine in 2014

BizBash Magazine, a meeting & event planning publication, named Chef Ryan as an Event Innovator and recognized Creative Thought Leader. Chef Ryan was honored to have this distinguished recognition, alongside some of the most talented people in the experiences and meeting planning industry.