Chef Kyle Knies

About The Teacher

Chef Kyle is half of the incredible husband and wife team, From the Garden. Kyle discovered his passion for cooking while studying film in Paris; learning to cook on a hot plate in an old maid’s quarters, taking inspiration from the produce & spice markets around the city.  He soon joined his wife, Ashley, in New York City where she was studying to become a certified health coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Kyle then worked at Sacred Chow, a vegan bistro, where he fine-tuned his craft and saw firsthand that feeding people delicious vegan food is the best way to help animals and the planet.

After 5 years in the Big Apple and a culinary journey through South India, the couple moved back to the Bay Area.  Kyle and Ashley spent their days studying bio-intensive farming in Sonoma County and their nights creating bold, flavorful dinners celebrating the bounty of that day’s harvest.  Soon after, Kyle became the head chef at Green Earth Cafe, a macrobiotic restaurant in Berkeley, California. Followed by  opportunity to join Miyoko Schinner as one of the first five employees of Miyoko’s Kitchen as R&D chef.

From the Garden’s goal is to create dishes with international flavors & inventive presentations, all made from the freshest local & organic ingredients. Infinitely customizable, endlessly delicious and always prepared with love! They are proud to serve globally influenced vegan cuisine.

Always seasonal. Always bold. Always FROM THE GARDEN.


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