Adam Gooch, Corporate Executive Chef, Commonplea Catering
Chef Adam L. Gooch graduated from the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh, PA and quickly became a rising star in the industry. At 25, Chef Gooch was a nominee for the American Culinary Federation Chef of the Year Award and was running 7 different restaurants located in the Pittsburgh International Airport. Since then, he has won numerous awards and accolades for his food and culinary inventiveness and has been published many times in local and national industry publications. After spending the past four years as Executive Chef of a top 20 catering company in Washington, D.C., Chef Gooch is excited to be back in Pittsburgh, where his culinary career began. Continuing to expand upon his knowledge and exceed his diner’s expectations, Chef Adam has done field studies in France at la Cordon Blue and Le Ritz Escoffier as well as here in the U.S. at the Culinary Institute of America. He has served as a Board Member for the American Culinary Federation and is currently the Culinary Council President of the International Caterers Association. Chef Gooch travels to various cities across the country to present and educate his peers on new and exciting culinary trends for the Catersource Corporation. In his spare time, Adam enjoys ice carving, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.