Hue-Chan Karels is Chef-Owner of Open Kitchen, a unique culinary concept that celebrates the kitchen as the center of sensory pleasure, healthy living, community, learning and creativity. Hue-Chan’s passion for the culinary arts is only surpassed by her desire to bring people together through shared food experiences and share her knowledge and recipes for people to enjoy cooking and create healthy and delicious meals at home.
In 2007, Hue-Chan Karels had the inspiration to make a lifestyle change from her FDA regulatory and compliance consulting practice. She started an artisan cookie business and, within two and a half years, this had grown into Open Kitchen’s unique, multi-purpose space. A decade later, Hue-Chan continues to reimagine Open Kitchen, always finding new, creative ways to build and connect community through the celebration of great food.