Kristina J. Addington

Louisville, KY

Kristina J. Addington

Louisville, KY

Chef/Owner of

V-Grits Food Truck

Louisville, KY

WINNER of

Food Network’sCutthroat Kitchen

Media:

2014

Louisville Business First

Louisville.com

Sentinel News

2013

LEO Weekly

For information about catering and cooking classes, please email me at ChefKristina@VGRITS.com

Known as the Vegan Temptress in Louisville, KY, my cooking style could be described as southern fried compassion, at least that's what we call it on the V-Grits food truck. After becoming the first vegan chef to win Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen, I used the prize money to purchase the truck, and thanks to the generosity of supporters, raised the remaining funds needed via crowd-sourcing.

I attended culinary classes at Sullivan University in Louisville. I've taught countless cooking classes, assisted in launching a cafe in Shelbyville, KY in 2013, sold prepared meals, specialized in gluten free baked goods, and wholesaled meals locally. Before I began cooking professionally, I advocated for animal welfare through public campaigns, media interviews, and working with major corporations to enhance their welfare policies.