Andrew Gruel

Founder & Chef, Slapfish

Andrew Gruel, a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, is currently the Founder and Executive Chef of Slapfish Restaurant, the award-winning food truck turned international brick and mortar, based out of Huntington Beach, CA. Chef Gruel has taken Slapfish (bootstrapped!) from 2 food trucks to 7+ restaurant locations in just over 3 years.

Chef Andrew Gruel has appeared on multiple Radio, and TV Network shows including his most recent, Host of FYI’s “Say It To My Face!” series which aired in May, 2015. Prior, he took on roles on major Food Network shows such as a Judge on the show Food Truck Face Off. Gruel has also been on “TODAY Show”, PBS, Hallmark’s Home & Family, Cooking Channel, as well as in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, Men’s Health, Food & Wine Magazine, The New York Times, Entrepreneur, and Restaurant Business. In 2013 he was named top 40 under 40 entrepreneurs in Orange County.

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