Paula Brooke Hankin
Armed with unfailing skill in the kitchen, a client roster of
celebrities, the passion to inspire, and a girl-you-want-to-hang-
out with personality, Paula Hankin is one to watch.
She is a private and small events chef, a culinary consultant,
and a recipe developer. Paula’s clients include Ryan Seacrest,
Alex Rodriguez, 50 Cent, Vanessa Lachey, Kevin Love, and
Kristen Taekman among others. She collaborates with global
corporations, fashion brands, film houses and media, such as
Microsoft, American Media Inc., and KIND Snacks. Paula also
passionately educates families on healthy eating through the
Kids and Teen Healthy Weight Program at Cornell Weill Medical
Center. She has been featured in People, Shape, Glamour, Men’s
Fitness, OK!, and Bravo’s Pregnant in Heels.
She inventively works within the parameters of specific diets for
her celebrity clientele, makes the intimidating seem accessible
for her following of fans on social media, and brings enthusiastic
creativity to the brands she aligns with. She continually tries
to think out of the box, and is always up for the challenge of
inventing recipes that focus on nutrition without compromising
taste - the end result has wowed even those with the most
A former mortgage banker, Paula is a self-trained chef who has
loved cooking since childhood. What started out as a pastime
teaching other women how to navigate the kitchen quickly
turned into a serious career when she was hired to cook for an
award-winning movie cast. She then created her eponymous
brand as well as Clueless in the Kitchen Kitchen Concierge
which offers a modern approach to private culinary education.
When she is not working with clients, Paula can be found in her
test kitchen whipping up chic family-friendly menus inspired by
her young son, Max.
Having already forged an impressive path in the culinary
industry, Paula is poised to make her mark.