in Puerto Vallarta
Since graduating from the Culinary Institute of American in 2007, Gabrielle has cooked at The Four Seasons Resort in Lanai, Hawaii, Picasso, a Michelin starred restaurant at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas and opened restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Her current mission is to inspire people to take control of their health through the power of food. She took on the role of health activist to inspire change in peoples’ lives and integrated it into her undergraduate work at VCU in Richmond Virginia, where she graduated with a degree in Marketing. She decided to create Savvy & Well during a service-learning course at VCU working with Ford Motor Company to alleviate food deserts in Church Hill. Working with leaders of organizations in the Richmond community including Bon Secours, Shalom Farms, Edible Education and the American Heart Association inspired her work to continue in the reduction of food poverty in America. She is also an avid traveler which greatly influences her food. You can experience her ethnically diverse comfort foods at home with her Savvy & Well Recipes.