Chef Rob Handel, in his words

I’ve had a passion since childhood to create. Farm-to-table was a way of life before it was a buzzword. I’m a chef, teacher, and naturalist, and I’ve spent my life learning how to bring the wonderful ingredients that are farmed and foraged in the Catskills and Hudson Valley to plates across Upstate New York. With experience catering locally sourced meals for groups ranging in size from 4-400, I revel in providing unique and thoughtful fare that cannot be found elsewhere.

In addition to my cooking I am an experienced cooking and foraging instructor, offering presentations, hands on classes, couples lessons, and foraging walks throughout the Northeast. I’m also a frequent guest on radio programs throughout the Northeast, including WAMC’s Food Friday and WIOX’s Farm Hour.

Here at The Bees Knees Café, I pair locally farmed and foraged produce with the grass-fed and pastured meats and poultry raised on the farm. Located in the middle of the working farm, the Bees Knees Café embodies farm to table ethos and has been the premier farm to table destination in the Catskills and Hudson Valley for a decade.

See more on his website: Rob Handel