Co-Founder & Executive Chef, Kristen Thibeault, established premium corporate food service, Nybll in 2015. A certified sports nutritionist, Kristen studied nutritional science at Stanford University and focuses on high-performance foods using clean, plant-forward ingredients to curate globally diverse meals. Holding a French culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu – and trained in Ayurvedic, Paleo, and Macrobiotic cooking – Kristen has developed more than 1,000 nutritionally dense, locally-sourced recipes to fuel Fortune 500 companies and world champion athletes. Kristen’s devotion to healthy eating does not end with the recently opened Oakland commercial kitchen—but also extends to The Patra Project, a 501(c)(3) through which she has donated over 100,000 meals and counting to families in need.
Since 2001 Chef Benjamin has held positions in restaurants, sports entertainment venues and private clubs that range from prep cook to executive chef. He understands that staying current with all culinary trends without forgetting the classics is crucial to the evolution of the kitchen and has always considered himself an apprentice of the culinary world.