Food and travel enthusiast chef Rachel Barnett began her culinary journey at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan, where she graduated with a degree in culinary arts. After graduation, she chose to continue her education at the Italian Culinary Institute in Calabria, Italy, where she spent time specializing in traditional Italian cuisine.
In June 2017, Barnett moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she was the Executive Pastry Chef for Colletta Italian and Oak Steakhouse. After spending time on the sweeter side, Barnett returned to the savory world and worked as the Sous Chef for our Rosendale Events division in downtown Atlanta.
In August 2020, Barnett had the opportunity to work alongside and serve as the private chef for A-list celebrities Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot while filming Netflix Original movie, RedNotice. When filming ended, Barnett relocated to West Palm Beach, Florida, where she currently works with private clients providing personal chef services.
On the rare occasion that she’s not in the kitchen, Barnett can be found continuing her education through reading, exercising, or spending time outside enjoying nature. Over the past years, Barnett has taken a deep dive into the “Holistic Healing” and “Food As Medicine” approach to life. She hopes to be able to share her knowledge and practices to help others heal through food. Additionally, Barnett enjoys traveling to experience new cuisines and cultures as a means of inspiration.
“Wake up, choose happiness, and cook good food.” -Barnett’s life motto.