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ERIK BATTES

Executive Vice President, Culinary

Named one of Zagat's "30 Under 30" in 2012, Battes has led kitchens under Jean-Georges, BLT Restaurants, and STARR Restaurants in New York. He stars as a contestant on this season's Iron Chef America. And he has overseen restaurant concept debuts from NYC and L.A. to Chicago and Hawaii.

So what's the chef de cuisine of a three-Michelin-star restaurant doing at a delivery-only restaurant start-up serving college campuses? Changing the trajectory of an industry.

Battes thrives "on the technicality of cooking," and is changing the way we cook to align with the way people today eat - when and where it's convenient for them.