Chef Franklin Becker
Brooklyn born and bred, Chef Franklin Becker started cooking early. His mom had a stroke, and his dad’s food was… well, inedible, so Franklin, age 7, entered the kitchen.
Since then, two things have remained: Chef Becker’s love for cooking, and all things food, and his mom’s ethic to always do better.
Becker attended The Culinary Institute of America, graduating with honors, and soon picked up awards. In 2003, while he was executive chef, Capitale was named a best new restaurant by Esquire magazine. In 2009, he became the Corporate Executive Chef of the Emm Group, and over the next several years helmed Abe and Arthur’s, Lexington Brass, and the highly acclaimed CATCH restaurants. In 2011, he won Burger Bash at the annual N.Y. Food and Wine Festival beating out the likes of Bobby Flay and Michael Symon to name a few. In 2013, Becker was invited on Bravo’s Top Chef Master’s to compete against some of the biggest names in the industry. The list goes on.
But years after a Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis, Chef Becker decided to bring his knowledge of how to eat delicious food and stay healthy, and co-founded the now-illustrious brands Little Beet, Little Beet Table and Hungryroot.com, a direct to consumer company. He is also a #NovoAmbassador, spokesperson for Novo Nordisk.
Another passion is Chef Becker’s desire to find a cure for Autism — a cause that hits home, and for which he raises awareness and funds.
From working in a kitchen, heading restaurants, developing new food applications, writing cookbooks, collaborating on brands, and executing out-of-the-ordinary concepts, Chef Franklin Becker really has seen — and done — it all. And then some.