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Rebecca Willis Joins Elevate Gourmet Brands as Executive Chef

SAN RAFAEL, CA – Elevate Gourmet Brands has named Rebecca Willis as its Executive Chef. Working from their Bay Area headquarters, Rebecca will oversee menu development for Elevate Gourmet Brands' growing family of concession concepts, including the first two Whisk & Bowl locations due to open at DFW in the spring.

Rebecca brings a love for cooking, menu creation and Pâtisserie, and a lifetime of experience to the Elevate Gourmet Brands team. Raised on Maryland’s eastern shore, Rebecca Willis studied philosophy at Roanoke College in Virginia and then made her way to Le Cordon Bleu in London to study the art of patisserie. After working as a pastry chef at Gramercy Tavern in NYC and Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, VA, she moved across the country to the Bay Area. Since relocating she has worked at Michelin-rated La Toque and Morimoto, both in Napa, and has worked as a private chef.

"Rebecca will be developing exciting new menu offerings for Green Beans Coffee customers, including some delicious fresh-baked additions," said President Jon Araghi. "When we open the first two Whisk & Bowl concepts at DFW Airport this spring she'll also be building out the pastry menu and working with Chef George on expanding his original menu there."