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David Stample

Biography

It is rare to meet someone as selfless and dedicated to helping others as Chef David Stample.

He has wowed celebrities with his calling-card cuisine – a fusion of Southern soul-food with a spicy Caribbean flavor. These are traits he picked up from watching his family with Caribbean roots create a wide range of exotic dishes. As a personal and private chef; he has catered to South Florida’s elite at the prestigious Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale.

He has an impressive list of career achievements: As Culinary Director of CREaM (Culinary-Related Entertainment and... READ MORE

It is rare to meet someone as selfless and dedicated to helping others as Chef David Stample.

He has wowed celebrities with his calling-card cuisine – a fusion of Southern soul-food with a spicy Caribbean flavor. These are traits he picked up from watching his family with Caribbean roots create a wide range of exotic dishes. As a personal and private chef; he has catered to South Florida’s elite at the prestigious Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale.

He has an impressive list of career achievements: As Culinary Director of CREaM (Culinary-Related Entertainment and Marketing), Stample was responsible for coordinating and ensuring the success of six of Rachael Ray’s signature Burger Bash events. He had an impressive first place victory at the 2015 Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival.

His talents have even been recognized on the Food Network. He appeared as a contestant on Season 12 of “Guy’s Grocery Games” in 2017. His appearance brought his message of culinary philanthropy to a national audience.

Stample has spent much time giving back to the community. As a volunteer with the No Kid Hungry organization, he has earned the title “Hunger Hero”. The goal of No Kid Hungry is one close to Stample’s own heart: the fight to end childhood hunger.

Chef Stample also lends his talents to the world of event production. He was on the production/management team of the 2019 James Beard Foundation awards ceremony, held in New York and Chicago. He has also been an integral part of producing Marcus Samuelson’s annual Harlem Eatup events since 2016.

Currently, you can find Chef Stample at InCucina, a private event space and cooking studio in the Flatiron district. He serves as the creative director. The Marquee Event of InCucina is Stample’s own CitySuppers. This monthly event gives New Yorkers the opportunity to create conversations about what matters most, while receiving personal instruction from Stample on preparing a gourmet family style meal.

Stample’s most impressive career achievement to date has been the impact he has made on the youths he taught during the last decade. Chef Stample teaches teens and young adults from all backgrounds how to be creative and innovative while taking ownership of their lives, through culinary arts. He makes them feel proud of their work, while instilling in them the values of personal responsibility, and accountability. As a passionate instructor, he shares his wealth of knowledge with his students, many of whom are aspiring chefs.

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What is your ultimate meal? Griller Jerk Rib Eye, Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Strawberry Lemonade Salad What three things are always in your pantry? Rice Vinegar, Candied Ginger, Brown Sugar If you weren't a chef, what would you be? If I wasn't a chef, I would be a teacher. If you could cook with anyone, who would that be? if could cook with any one I would choose my former culinary instructor Chef Otis Herring What’s your favorite NYCWFF memory? Working with Rachael Ray as Culinary Director for Burger Bash