Chuck White is a Private Chef and New York Times Bestselling Author, noted for his range in healthy cuisine and most recently his emphasis on cancer nutrition.
Prior to entering into a culinary career, Chuck attended The University of Tennessee, majoring in Computer Science. A career in the field of arts became very appealing to Chuck and he was accepted to Opryland Hotel Culinary Institute where he apprenticed and focused on Culinary Science.
Chuck took a Sous Chef position in Nashville immediately following school, however his desire to hone his culinary skills and broaden his knowledge led him to Colorado. Chuck was able to learn classical French cuisine, Asian inspirations, and California Avant Garde in several restaurants, spending a great deal of time at Splendido, Chateau Beaver Creek. His experience was highlighted by becoming Sous Chef at the Five-Star, Five-Diamond Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado.
Returning to Nashville in 2006, Chuck had the opportunity to cook with Chef Sean Brock at the Five-Star, Five-Diamond Hermitage Hotel where he was Sous Chef and Banquet Chef.
Chuck was approached in 2008 to cook on tour for Sheryl Crow and John Mayer. During this time, Chuck’s culinary expertise became largely health focused as he was responsible for Mayer's meals and working within Harley Pasternak, M. SC. guidelines.
Following the 2008 tour, Chuck starting cooking frequently for Crow during recording and rehearsals simultaneously launching his Private Chef business. Chuck spent his summers with clients “on the road” touring. The Jonas Brothers, WWE, Cirque Du Soleil, Kid Rock, and 311 were among the variety of clients he worked with. When not touring, Chuck cooked for clients with special diets, dinner parties, small catered events, and meal services.
Crow eventually hired Chuck full-time for touring and to help with cancer prevention. Chuck worked closely with dietitian, Rachel Beller, MS, RDN, and together they were able to create a diet that integrated well into Sheryl’s lifestyle.
In the spring of 2011 Chuck and Crow released their New York Times bestselling cookbook, If It Makes You Healthy. The book is a snapshot of some of the meals prepared during their time together. It was Crow's idea to share her experience of cancer diagnosis and her road to eating healthy for a better future.
Proving to be a busy year, following the release of the cookbook, Chuck and his wife gave birth to their son and he decided to spend more time at home in Nashville.
Over the past six years, Chuck has worked as a Private Chef and assisted in estate management. He has also supported and consulted patients undergoing cancer therapy, as well as clients with special diets for cancer prevention. His experience has also led him to facilitate chef placement in similar roles, working to help his clients find the best fit for their households and families.
Chuck’s ultimate goal is to share his knowledge and expertise of healthy diets and to provide the highest level of service for his clients.