Michael Natkin

Location: Seattle, Washington
Education: Brown University
  • Michael founded the popular vegetarian food blog Herbivoracious, which became the springboard for his James Beard Award-nominated 2012 cookbook of the same name. 
  • He left a career in software engineering after 25 years to pursue his passion for food and cooking, interning at Cafe Flora and staging at Canlis and Dirt Candy.  
  • Michael served as the founding CTO at ChefSteps.com, where he was able to successfully merge his talent for cooking and expertise in soft engineering.   


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