CHEF TAL RONNEN
CHEF AND OWNER
Tal Ronnen, founder and chef of Crossroads and author of the New York Times Bestseller The Conscious Cook, became known nationwide as the chef who prepared the meals for Oprah Winfrey’s 21-day cleanse.
He made his culinary mark at a number of high-profile events, having catered Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s wedding, Arianna Huffington’s party at the Democratic National Convention, and a U.S. Senate dinner. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, Tal conducts master vegetarian workshops for students and staff at Le Cordon Bleu campuses nationwide.
CORPORATE EXECUTIVE CHEF
Paul Zlatos started his career, like most, as a prep cook/dishwasher in 1999 for a family-owned restaurant in Illinois, an experience that inspired him to pursue cooking as a career and led him to the Scottsdale Culinary Institute in October 2001.
A move to Las Vegas brought him to the Wynn, where he honed his skills and began working at a variety of restaurants including Alex, Sirio Ristorante, Lakeside, and Tableau. It’s also where he met Tal Ronnen and began their long professional and personal relationship.
This led to Paul working as Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef for two years and, since 2017, as the personal chef for Drake, a huge fan of Crossroads. Throughout these adventures he worked with chef Tal Ronnen to create incredible vegan dishes, and now he is excited to join the Crossroad team and help expand the reach of its celebrated plant-based cuisine.