Einav Gefen

Einav Gefen

Einav Gefen is the executive corporate chef for Unilever Food Solutions, North America (UFS NA), a role she has held since August 2016. In this capacity, she leads the North America chefs team under customer development and serves as the culinary thought leader in the UFS NA leadership team. Her career as a chef began 20 years ago in Israel, when she worked as a pastry chef at Orna & Ella and as a sous chef at Mul-Yam, Gault et Millau, the top restaurant in Tel Aviv and one of Les Grandes Tables du Monde’s world's 114 best restaurants. A graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), Einav interned at Daniel and was the executive chef of Danal in the East Village. In 2001, she founded and became the director of the culinary arts program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. Between 2003 and 2008 she was a chef-instructor at ICE in the professional division, before joining Unilever as the corporate head chef for North America. In that role, Einav led a team of chefs in charge of innovation development, product rejuvenation, activation with costumers and consumers, and deployment of global projects. She was a speaker at TED@Unilever and competed on the Food Network show Chopped. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ)