Snacks That Pro Chefs Are Loving

We know professional chefs (like us!) are experts on all things delicious, but what do they nom on in their down time? This was the inspiration behind Chef Partners. Despite what many of us may envision about the eating habits of our favorite foodies, their diets do not consist solely of steak tartare and crème fraîche soufflé.

Culinary pros are just like the rest of us and appreciate effortless, guilt-free snacking. So we asked a few hot local chefs about their favorite snacks...

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Sweet n’ Salty with Sandra Wu

Sandra has worked with some of the biggest names in food as both a writer and recipe developer. Cook’s Illustrated and Momofuku are just a couple gigs from her impressive CV.

On her favorite snack, Dark Chocolate Almonds: “Addicting. Great sweet-salty flavor.” Other favorites include Salt & Pepper Pistachios & Honey BBQ Crunch.


Protein Packed with Jason Rose

Having worked as Sous Chef at swanky Napa wineries, he’s no stranger to the haute cuisine scene. But after 20 years of experience, Jason’s business savvy is as impressive as his cooking chops. In his spare time you’ll find him cycling throughout Marin County.

On his favorite snack, Salt & Pepper Lentil Loops: “Great texture and flavor. Perfect cycling post-ride snack.” He also loves the Chocolate Chia Granola & Jalapeno White Cheddar Popcorn.


Simple Ingredients with Joe Day

Born and raised right in the Bay, Joe worked at a Michelin award-winning restaurant before being named the official Team Chef for the San Francisco Giants. There he revamped the team’s junk food heavy diet with quality cuisine.

On his favorite snack, Dried Mango: “Simple. To the point. Great size and thickness. Easy to eat.” Ditto for Asiago Cheddar Cheese Crisps & Crispy Coconut Squares.


Bold Flavors with Gemma Stafford

Born and raised in Ireland, Gemma studied at the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork. After working as a pastry chef, she created “Bigger Bolder Baking,” one of the top baking shows online with more than 1.5 million fans.

On her favorite snack, Dark Cocoa Noms Noms: “They're like a brownie and a truffle all mixed into one!” She’s a sucker for Crunchy BBQ Twists & Hickory Smoked Turkey Jerky too.

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