Food Meets Athlete by Chef Rey

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For most of his 15 years as a professional chef, Chef Rey has been blessed to have worked for some premier performers and athletes in a variety of arenas, including his current position as the Executive Chef for the Houston Rockets. Chef Rey lives by the belief that The Recipe for Life is Love and he applies that philosophy in and out of the kitchen, through his food and philanthropic endeavors: Standing in the Gap, the Chef Rey Scholarship, and others.

The recipe for life is Love

The Elite Performer’s Chef

“Chef Rey is the athletes’ chef in addition to the Performing Artists as well. He has worked as a private chef for many of the best athletes AND ARTISTS in the world. It is only great performance based food if it tastes good and clearly the evidence speaks for itself. Modifying recipes to meet an athlete’s individual goal or a team goal is central to performance based nutrition. Chef Rey can take traditional high fat foods and modify them to fit the performance template. Although there are many great chefs in the country, few can make leaner food taste like gourmet food from the best restaurant. This is not only unusual· it is an art. Welcome to the world of Chef Rey!”

Roberta Anding, RD/LD, CSSD, CDE,
Sports Dietitian: Houston Astros, Rice University Owls and the Director of Sports Nutrition at Texas Children’s

Chef Rey

“Forever Grateful.”

Chef Rey

Filling plates with flavor, color, and my passion for bringing happiness to people I am able to take American food and fuse it with my Southern Hospitality. Whether, cooking the Gospel Bird (chicken) on Sunday to my Famous Smoked Lamb Chops, building my passion for cooking and fulfilling all my dreams.



Cocktail Shrimp

An hors d'œuvres favorite.

Find the recipe for the shrimp and sauce on page 17 of Embodies Culinary Zeal & Zest: Limited Edition

Chef Rey Breakfast Burrito

Turkey Breakfast Burrito

Start the day off right with this quick and easy turkey burrito. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Recipe details found on page 53 of Food Meets Athlete.

Chef Rey Halibut

Pan-Seared Halibut

Halibut is a white, firm yet flaky fish prized for its delicate sweet flavor. Halibut is very versatile and can handle a variety of application from baking and broiling to grilling, frying, and poaching. Pair with a good sauvignon blanc or white Bordeaux.

Recipe details found on page 161 of Food Meets Athlete.

Chef Rey Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

We all know that fresh blueberries are a great source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty with these blueberry muffins, just don’t eat the whole tray.

Recipe details found on page 171 of Food Meets Athlete.