At this point you are probably thinking these guys are in the food business....how do they find the time to write a book when they are hard at work feeding hundreds of thousands of meals to our children each year? Well it all started with our commitment to the children.
Actually, throughout the year we are hard at work in the field with real customers teaching and learning about the children – our youngest customer.
We also spend a lot of time with parents, teachers, and administrators and understand what you face with the children daily. We have the utmost respect for you.
We have learned a lot over the past years and wanted to share some of these wonderful learnings with our customers and the wider community.
We have featured a couple of our Chef Ables fables on our website...and we plan to share more...so check in with us regularly.
We will also have the entire book: "Chef Able's Fables: Mouth-watering tales with nutritious morals" available in hard copy and digital copy soon.
There are dozens of mouthwatering tales and each story is illustrated by a wonderful artist.
Our team is featured here:
Marcus Cutler – A Little Take Out Philosophy
Marcus Cutler has always loved drawing and being creative but being an illustrator wasn't his very first ambition in life. He's not too worried though because being a stunt man would have been much too dangerous anyway.
Lloyd Dangle – Captain Carotene
Dangle's comics and illustrations have appeared in over one hundred magazines and newspapers. His comic strip Troubletown has been a popular feature in the alternative press since 1988. He also illustrated the packaging for the world's most popular cold remedy, Airborne.
Mike Eustis – The Chicken and the Acorn
Mike Eustis is a Children's Illustrator based in Sunny Seattle. When he's not working in the studio with his large boned cat, Adam, you'll find Mike bird watching, cooking and napping on the docks of Lake Union.
David Habben – About Us
Born in Oregon, raised in Idaho and educated in Utah and California, Habben has been drawing as long as he can remember. Encouraged by family and friends, he has pursued art throughout his educational, professional and personal life. His work has been included in a wide variety of venues and publications throughout the U.S.
Christine Hale – The Rule of Thumb
Christine Hale is an American illustrator that loves to draw and eat food. She also loves to make music and make art for music, like: posters and album artwork for bands. Pretty much drawing, eating, and music are her favorite things. Also, peonies, traveling to new places, sunny days, laughing, and funny dogs.
Melissa Hutton – The Taste Buds
Melissa Hutton is a graphic designer, artist and illustrator in San Francisco. She lives in a yellow house on a hill, has a cat named Olive and her favorite taste bud is sweet. Her art has been displayed in both solo and group expositions around the country and she is currently represented by The Hespe Gallery in San Francisco. In addition to illustrating The Taste Buds, Melissa also art directed every morsel of Chef Able's Fables.
The Imagineering Company – Chef Able's Fables
Julie and Susan (or Susan and Julie) are the writing team who helped to add sizzle to the fables in Chef Able's Fables. When they are not writing mouth watering tales with nutritious morals they are crafting clever prose, names,and taglines.
Erik Krenz – An Urban Fairy Tale
Erik Krenz was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. He got his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and is now working as a freelance illustrator. If he's not working, then he loves to run, and hang out with his girlfriend and friends. He collects old photos and fossils, and makes a mean chicken curry.
Alyssa Nassner – Ravel
Baltimore native now living and illustrating full time in the beautiful city of Philadelphia, Alyssa spent her childhood drawing animals, and reading Harry Potter books. She now dabbles in cartooning, screen printing, and pattern design and strives to create work that is fun, imaginative, and colorful! Currently she spends her free time running her own business, Small Talk Studio, learning to cook, and playing with her puppy, Sully.
Sirron Norris – The Wolf Who Cried Boy
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Sirron graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, before settling down in San Francisco in 1997. Since his arrival he has been busy. In 2002 he was the recipient of the prestigious Wattis Artist in Residence from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. His most notable mural, "Victorion: El Defensor de la Mission" located in the historic "Balmy Alley" has been featured in several magazines, books and advertisements. In 2010 Norris opened his art studio & gallery in the Mission district where he offer arts for the family and hopes to serve as an inspiration to up and coming artists.
Ian Phillips – Jimmy J and Avogadro
Ian Phillips is an award-winning illustrator based in Toronto Canada, although he can frequently be seen wandering up and down Ocean Beach in San Francisco. He likes to draw pictures of candy floss and ice cream, but he is an avid cook and his favorite dish is a steaming bowl of green peas.
Anna Tillett – Parker and His Fairy Godfather
Anna Tillett is the one man (lady) band and art making machine of Anna Tillett Designs. Tillett's illustrative style is continually influenced by her long time infatuation with 1950's and 1960's illustration. Love of word play, pop culture nostalgia, and childhood wonder is a constant presence in her work. You can currently find Anna working on the next goofy idea in her California studio where music is constantly playing. She talks to her parents twice a week and tries to eat her veggies.
Michelle White – Vegetables Have Feelings Too and Take Out Philosophy
Michelle "Milo" is a Bay Area freelance illustrator who is passionate about the simple art of drawing. She has a unique vision of the world around her and shares her thoughts in sometimes startlingly honest ways. Her work often has a hint of twisted humor.
Phoenix Zoellick – A Very Short Tale
A freelance artist and illustrator living in San Francisco, Zoellick loves subtle references and secret codes, drawing continuous inspiration from tattoos, religious iconography and fairy tales. "I see it as passing notes to you in the big classroom of life; I love it when you get it, and giggle at our little inside jokes."