Ashton Keefe is a Manhattan-based chef, culinary instructor and recipe developer specializing in seasonal, vibrant and simple food.
Keefe currently works as a food stylist for NBC’s TODAY show and celebrity chef Giada DeLaurentiis and develops recipes for outlets including Cooking Light, People, Real Simple, Shape, Food52 and Whole Foods Market.
Upon graduating from the Classic Pastry Arts program at The French Culinary Institute, Keefe worked as renowned restaurant critic Gael Greene’s right hand learning the ins and outs of the NYC world scene. She then joined the opening team at Haven’s Kitchen, a sustainable cooking school and events space in Manhattan, as sous chef and lead instructor gaining recognition from The New York Times and Food & Wine.
In 2015, Keefe authored her first cookbook, "Lemon & Salt: A Modern Girl's Guide to Culinary Revelry” in which she received public recognition on The Today Show, Refinery29 and Glitter Guide. Geared toward encouraging millennials to get in the kitchen, the book features more than 50 simple, delicious recipes using acid and salt to develop an understanding of basic cooking techniques.
When Ashton's not cooking she's enjoys spending time with friends & family, exploring exotic locations and running. In an ideal world, you'll find her sipping a cold beverage and reading a book on a beach.