Meet Greg Cabeza
Professional Chef & Food Blogger
A food aficionado and a forever fan of music, Greg worked through the ranks of restaurants in his early 20s. Instead of moving on to medical school, as he’d planned, he pursued a path in the food scene, eventually owning and operating his own eatery. Today, he serves as artisan chef for a family-owned grocer with ten stores in Oregon. Independent of his work as a professional chef, he serves as co-recipe creator and food blogger at Felix & Greg.
Raised in rural Idaho, Greg learned to hunt, fish and garden, alongside his mom. He grew up eating a combination of wild, foraged foods and classic American meals. “I learned to use what was there and everything that was available to us, but Mom grew up in the ‘60s and also had no problem making mac and cheese,” Greg says.
Today, his food interests are as varied as his musical interests and reflect his experience as a chef, father and food explorer. Having traveled around the country to foodie capitals, like New York City, Napa, San Francisco, the Southwest and Seattle, Greg is constantly expanding his skillset and artistry.
He’s watched food fads come and go and has also found himself on the bandwagon when it comes to food trends. Plant-forward, gluten-free, paleo, keto – as a chef who creates recipes for a wide range of consumers, he can make something for everyone. His wife, Ellen, must live a gluten-free lifestyle, so he often creates gluten-free meals in their home kitchen for the entire family to enjoy.
His philosophy as a chef, in the midst of a constantly changing culinary climate, has never wavered – fast, fresh and flavorful food is what he aims for with every dish. And, while he always enjoys fresh, new music, he’s still a steadfast fan of the music he grew up with – The Cure, David Bowie, Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode and New Order, to name a few.
When he’s not toiling away in his Eugene, Oregon, home kitchen or the Market of Choice test kitchen with a musical playlist cranked up to 10, he and his friend Felix are crammed into Felix’s tiny apartment kitchen, cooking up new ways to make food utterly fantastic.