For over 30 years, OXO has looked at everyday tasks and created tools to make every day easier, simpler, and more enjoyable.
Along the way, we’ve met many people who inspire us—especially in the kitchen. These chefs, bakers, cookbook authors, and recipe developers bring a natural curiosity and passion to everything they create, just like our team here at OXO.
That’s why we’re proud to launch OXO Chefs in Residence, a collaborative series with three inspiring cooks and creators to bring more “better” to your kitchen. Think of them as our in-house culinary gurus. OXO Chefs in Residence look at the world of OXO through the eyes of a professional chef. We’ll discover what brings them joy—in and out of the kitchen and see how they use our tools to create culinary magic. Join us as we explore new kitchens—and new perspectives—with OXO Chefs in Residence.
Meet the Chefs
Rick Martinez is a cook, writer and recipe developer with a deep love of Mexican culture and cuisine. Originally from Austin, Texas, he earned a Grand Diplôme focused in Classic Culinary Arts from the French Culinary Institute. Rick is currently living his dream—cooking, eating and enjoying the Mexican Pacific coast in Mazatlán. His cookbook, Mi Cocina, food from the seven regions of Mexico, publishes in Spring ‘22. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times and hosts live, weekly cooking classes for Food Network Kitchens. He is the host of Sweet Heat on Food52 and was recently nominated for 2 IACP awards. His new show Pruébalo launched July 2021. Rick was nominated for a prestigious James Beard award for his work at Bon Appetit in 2020.
Eden Grinshpan is the host of Top Chef Canada and the author of Eating Out Loud: Bold Middle Eastern Flavors for All Day Every Day, released September 2020.
A graduate from Le Cordon Bleu in London, Eden has a “Grande Diplome” in Pastry and Cuisine and has completed the management program at The Institute of Culinary Education. Together with Samantha Schutz, Eden created Eden Eats, a Cooking Channel show that explored the global culinary food scene. A year later, Eden launched Log On & Eat with Eden Grinshpan on Cooking Channel. Eden was the former co-owner and Executive Chef of DEZ, a contemporary Middle Eastern restaurant based in NYC in partnership with Esquared.
Eden, her husband and two daughters split their time between NYC and Toronto.
Kwame Onwuachi is a James Beard Award-winning chef and author of the critically acclaimed memoir Notes from a Young Black Chef, which is currently being turned into a feature film by A24. Kwame has been named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs, Esquire’s 2019 Chef of the Year, and named a 30 Under 30 honoree by both Zagat and Forbes.
Kwame was born and raised in the Bronx, Nigeria, and Louisiana. He trained at the Culinary Institute of America in New York City and opened five restaurants before turning thirty.
Most recently, Kwame appeared as a judge on season 18 of Top Chef. Kwame also serves as Food & Wine’s executive producer collaborating on brand moments and events, including the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen and “The Family Reunion presented by Kwame Onwuachi,” a multi-day event celebrating diversity in the hospitality community.