Our exclusive interview with Celebrity Private Chef Vikki Krinsky who has been nicknamed “The Athletic Chef” because of her focus on both nutrition and fitness.
She most recently starred on the Emmy Nominated show, Recipe Rehab, which all 3 seasons are available to view on HULU.
For more information visit her website here!
Hi Vikki, please tell us little about you?
I am a tomboy through and through and I have an intense work ethic. I have two older brothers, Terry and Warren and amazing parents, Maxine and Hilton. I was born in South Africa and moved to Vancouver, Canada when I was 5. I played competitive soccer until I was 16. I love being around family and close friends. I love to laugh and I love to make others laugh. I am not shy! My favorite thing in life is connecting with wonderful people, Laughing, and having dinner parties. Fitness is very important to me and always reminding myself of how lucky I am is a vital part of my day. I like crunchy peanut butter and new ankle socks. Being thoughtful is at the top of my quality list and giving acknowledgement or praise where it is deserved is very important to me. I like to know peoples names because I think its important to personalize conversations and make others feel important and special. I love dachshunds. I am a big communicator and very much like to express my thoughts and how I am feeling. I cackle when I laugh.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Nurturing, positive, driven
How would you describe your style?
Nutritional Fine Dining
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Always be receptive and say yes to opportunity!
Why the nickname “The Athletic Chef”?
I have been a competitive athlete my whole life and as a celebrity private chef, I combine my fitness, nutrition and fine dining cooking style all in one.
Now tell us about “Recipe Rehab”?
RR finds a fun way to participate in the effort to curb the rise of obesity in America with a competition that promotes the use of healthy, wholesome ingredients, and demonstrates the positive effects of healthy food choices. Each week Chef Richard Rosendale and I, face off in a competition to give one family’s high-calorie recipe a new low-calorie twist. After the family members try out each recipe in their own kitchen, they decide their new favorite.
Can you tell us the names of some of your Celebrity clients?
Katherine Heigl, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Tobey Maguire and currently Seth MacFarlane.
Who is more fun to cook for? And why?
They are ALL fun to cook for!
If you weren’t a chef, or in the food business, what would you be?
Professional Soccer player.
What is one of the first things you crave to eat when you return home from abroad?
Apples and Crunchy Peanut butter.
What is your ideal day at home like?
Wake up to the birds singing, make a cup of tea, take a few minutes and say all that I am grateful for, light a few candles and clean up any mess there may be. Then I would take a cookbook out that I haven’t looked at in a while and start skimming it for new ideas. Probably FaceTime my family members and then go for a walk. I would then get in my kitchen and start recipe testing! If my fiancé was home with me, he would get in the kitchen with me and we would have a great time playing off of each other’s recipe ideas.
What is the best restaurant that no one’s ever heard of?
Aldina in MODENA, Italy
What is your favorite healthy food?
I really love roasted cauliflower.
And your favorite cheat food?
What do you like to watch on TV?
30 for 30, Shark Tank, Chefs table, and one hour comedy specials
Any future plans you want to share with us?
Working on getting back in front of the camera and inspiring people around the world to look at food and cooking in a very positive way. AND… Getting married to my love, Dan Ahdoot!
What do you think of Social Media?
It’s wonderful and tricky at the same time.
Where we can follow you?
@chefvikkiK – Instagram and Twitter
Travel destination: San Sebastian / Japan / Tuscany
Celebrity Crush: Nathan Fielder
Quote: ”People may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou
Book: Tuesday’s W/ Morrie
Movie: Love and Basketball
Drink: English Breakfast tea with a splash of whole milk