Rōze Traore is a chef, cultural ambassador, globe-trotter, mental health advocate, innovator and much more.
While recovering from his second open heart surgery in his young teens, Rōze looked towards the kitchen for a place of healing and recovery. At 18 years old, he packed up his knife kit to follow his passion and enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu. From there he took his learnings and went to work in some of the most prestigious kitchens across the globe including Eleven Madison Park under the tutelage of three-Michelin starred chef Daniel Humm. Inspired by the different cultures and flavors experienced during his travels, Rōze perfected a distinct ability to translate elements of elevated fine-dining into approachable techniques for the enthusiastic home chef. Throughout his career, Rōze has made it his mission to help those of every socio-economic background, working to bring the pleasures of eating fresh, beautiful food to communities facing food insecurity.
Now Rōze has turned his attention towards his own company, Rōze Traore LLC, through which he creates virtual + IRL dining experiences for acclaimed clients, recently collaborating with AirBnb, The New York Times, Veuve Clicquot, Ralph Lauren, GQ, Twitter and more.