Spike Mendelsohn is a chef, restaurateur, tv personality, cookbook author, food policy advocate and father. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and has worked with some of the world’s most renowned chefs and restaurateurs. He appeared in Bravo TV’s Top Chef as well as several other cooking-related shows. In 2008, Spike opened up the first restaurant in his culinary empire on Washington DC’s Capitol Hill: Good Stuff Eatery, which quickly became a favorite of political elites, including President Barack Obama. He has used his voice to speak out about improving the quality of school lunches, equal access to whole and healthy foods and for the protection of the SNAP program as the first chairman of DC’s Food Policy Council. Spike lives in the DC area with his wife, Cody, and their son.
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