InnovatorsBox Studios

Pairing food and conversation

Innovator’s Kitchen is InnovatorsBox Studios’ original documentary series pairing a cooking demo with savory leadership lessons.Created by Monica Kang, Founder & CEO of InnovatorsBox, Season 1 will feature our friend, Chef Eliza Martin, a Champion of Food Network’s Chopped!


Chef Eliza Martin spent over a decade in restaurant world. During a busy shift at her restaurant in San Francisco where she worked as Executive Chef, she greeted a table of young, happy guests. They entreated her to share the pasta recipe they had been so delighted by, and she divulged without hesitation. In that moment she realized she had a greater mission than running a restaurant: encouraging the next generation to cook for themselves.

She turned in her Exec Chef apron and got to work at a children’s culinary school in the heart of San Francisco. She now offers motivational presentations to high schools, colleges, and corporate teams in the hopes of inspiring willing hands to craft healthy, healing food – therefore, live a longer, more empowered live.

from innovator's kitchen: SEASON 1

Seared Scallop

On our first show, we celebrate the power of authenticity and expression as we learn how to perfectly sear the delicate scallop. This technique mirrors the art of balancing your truth while considering all of the wisdom and insights we gather. 

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As Chef Eliza dove into the preparation of Miso Soup, and as we chatted about how rarely do we pause to think about the food’s origin story or how it got here, it reminded me the importance of food curiosity.


On our third show of Innovator’s Kitchen, Eliza makes a traditional kimchi out of cabbage as we reflect on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We draw lessons on embracing new experiences and letting curiosity triumph over fear.

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3 B Bevie cocktail

A world where basil, blood orange, and balsamic (and whatever clear liquor you prefer) goes together seems unlikely. But different ingredients coming together creates richness and mixing different perspectives in the office is where innovation occurs.


What inspires you to reimagine possibilities? What gives you the courage to be authentically you? What fuels you? We become what we consume. Welcome to our table, Innovators. It’s the perfect place to rethink how you spend your time and energy, with whom you’re spending, how you prepare your meals, and what you eat. It’s the perfect place to bite into today’s wisdom together.