Co-owner Shelley Boris is Fresh Company’s Creative Director and Executive Chef. Inspired by a diversity of regional cooking styles from around the world, Shelley’s palate and perspective on food and drink influence every facet of Fresh Company’s operations. In the kitchen, Shelley’s warm, relaxed sensibility is an extension of her love of a leisurely stay at the table and her belief in the elemental value of eating and drinking well. A board member emerita of Cold Spring’s Farmers’ Market, Shelley has long worked to support sustainable agriculture in the area.
What keeps Kimball excited and engaged in every Fresh Company event is her love of entertaining. Whether it’s discovering new party venues in the Hudson Valley or identifying styles that will resonate with the season, Kimball is an enthusiastic manager of a dynamic team. Co-owner Kimball Gell also manages the financial and logistical end of Fresh Company, keeping attuned to the many details of running and expanding our café, food service, and catering operations.
Sales, marketing, and event manager Kevin is a Hudson Valley native who attended the Culinary Institute of America after a brief career in public affairs in Washington, DC. After culinary school, Kevin worked in the dining room (and on the farm) at Blue Hill at Stone Barns before moving into events. Kevin loves all things food, especially its ability to bring people together and to reflect a time, place, and sentiment. He lives in New Paltz with his black lab.
A native of Teaneck, New Jersey, Andre Garland has an expansive passion for food. A former private chef to Puff Daddy and Tyson Chandler, he moved to the Hudson Valley in 2003. His favorite food is fried chicken, go Yankees!
Chris Campbell is a chef with twenty plus years of experience in the Food Service Industry specializing in the Culinary Arts. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he started his career in New Jersey and New York City. As Fresh Company's resident baker, he perfected his skills in Atlanta, Georgia while creating and managing his own restaurant and catering operation whose clients included Turner Broadcasting, Coca Cola, and several European Consulates.