Kristopher Edelen, also known as Chef KPE, founded HOTPANnyc in 2014, a culinary concept dedicated to native post-modern cuisine. It’s centeredaround a philosophy of combining local, contemporary ingredients that are sourced from foraging, farming, hunting, and entomophagy (the study of eating insects). It’s a multidisciplinary approach to recipe development that he’s mastered. Chef KPE is known for providing dinners and catering to celebrities and high-profile clientele. He provides an imaginative and sustainable gastronomic experience and strives to create unique and exciting dishes.