Hey, my name is Breck Oxford and I'm a vegan chef who hails from New Jersey and I've called Brooklyn, NY my home for several years. At 11 years old, I made the decision to become vegetarian when my mother light-heartedly dared me to remove meat from my diet. Being the strong-willed, dare devil that I was, I took the challenge and won and haven't looked back since.
During the late 80's and early 90's, finding vegetarian-friendly options proved to be difficult. With a non-existent market for vegetarians, I found myself living off of foods such as salads, pizzas and breads (a carbivore if you will) . When I moved to Brooklyn, I was introduced to countless creative vegetarian options.
It was then that I discovered my passion (well that and a boy) for culinary arts and yearned for a career change (former professional dancer). Shortly after I began managing some of New York City’s top vegan restaurants, I decided to adopt a vegan lifestyle. My passion for cooking only grew and soon I found myself creating plant-based dishes.
My ‘Crabless Cakes’ seemed to be the highlight of all social gatherings, making it a frequent request by family and friends. After observing a number of non-vegetarian/vegan friends and family members indulge in my plant-based dishes, I knew it was time to start my own business. Insatiable Vegan was born! We offer cooking classes (group and private), catering and personal chef experiences.
As I've gotten older (and wiser), my focus has geared towards health and ensuring that we all live longer lives, especially in my community.
I truly believe my purpose in this life is to spread love and gratitude by way of food.