CHEF RICE CELEBRATES THE POWER OF PLANT-BASED CUISINE
Jess Rice is a dedicated advocate of the plant-based lifestyle and has created gourmet, organic cuisine across the United States.
In 2015, Rice opened AVO and made waves in the vibrant dining scene in Nashville; AVO is the first plant-based restaurant to win “Best New Restaurant” in the annual and highly-anticipated Nashville Scene’s Reader’s Poll.
After selling AVO, Rice hit the road with legendary recording artist, Neil Young, working as his personal chef. Tying together her past in the entertainment world and her passion for food, Jess has cooked for a number of artists including Depeche Mode, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Wayne Coyne, and Kellie Pickler. Jess appeared on Trisha Yearwood's Food Network show, "Trisha's Southern Kitchen" earlier this year, helping Trisha and her sister Beth sharpen up their knife skills in the kitchen.
From classes and consulting to touring with artists, she has been recognized around the world for her love for all things plant-based.
AT YOUR SERVICE
Rice designed the menu to be approachable, with dishes that offered diners both familiarity and comfort along with beauty and taste. Her creative takes on lasagna, ceviche, pad thai, and cheesecake have won even stalwart meat-lovers over.