Our Chefs

CHAD O’CONNOR | FOUNDER & CHEF

 

Chad O’Connor is the founder of Culinary Outfitters Catering Company. Growing up in Michigan, O’Connor found his passion for cooking at the young age of 14. He received his degree in Culinary Arts from Pennsylvania Culinary Institute in 2004. After graduation, O’Connor moved to Arizona where he worked in the restaurant business for more than a decade.

 

In 2008, O’Connor returned to school and earned a second degree in Dietetics from Chandler-Gilbert College located in Gilbert, Ariz. Upon graduation, O’Connor moved to Naples and launched Fresh Fit Foods, a gluten-free and dairy-free meal plan company, in September, 2013.

 

O’Connor has always been passionate about food and says cooking, for him, is a way to express who he is. “Taking local, fresh ingredients and turning them into something healthy, delicious and convenient has always been an exciting challenge for me.”

 

O’Connor lives in Naples with his wife and two kids, ages 9 and 10. He says he loves the healthy mentality that exists in Southwest Florida. O’Connor is very involved in the Cross Fit community and can be found doing a WOD in his free time. When he’s not in the Fresh Fit Foods kitchen, you can find O’Connor in his kitchen at home. “I love cooking. I always cook for my wife and kids. It never gets old,” says O’Connor.

ADAM KIMBALL | EXECUTIVE CHEF

 

Chef Adam is a native New Yorker who is bringing his passion and love for the culinary industry to Southwest Florida. Chef Adam received his degree in Culinary Arts from Pennsylvania Culinary Institute in 2004. Chef Adam has 14 years of culinary experience ranging from small fine dining restaurants to the premier event/catering company in the finger lakes region of New York State. He is eager to serve you his food and provide you with a memorable experience. In his free time he really enjoys going to different local markets and stores to get inspiration for his menus. “ I am very excited to explore some new ideas and make my footprint on the SWFL food scene. A lot of my inspiration comes from places and chefs I have worked for in the past.” He describes his food as fresh, modern cooking with classical techniques.

 

Chef Adam is looking forward to sitting down with you to create an experience that will satisfy your tastebuds and leave you with great memories. Chef Adam was new to South Florida 2 years ago when he and Chad O’Connor brought you Fresh Fit Foods which is a gluten and dairy free concept with a strong focus on meal plans. Chef Adam has had the opportunity to cook for some very well known people during his career thus far Eva Mendez, Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Joe Montana, Matt Birk and Brett Favre.

 

Some of his Passions include golfing, motorcycles, spending time with family and friends and cooking for others.