Know Your Military

A Different Canvas

Jan. 25, 2019

Chef Chad White served in the Navy as a cook, where he discovered his passion for cooking. He’s now a veteran who is an award-winning and well-recognized chef who has owned restaurants and has appeared on Season 13 of TV’s “Top Chef.”

Chef stands in restaurant kitchen
Chef's Stance
Navy veteran Chad White, chef and owner of Zona Blanca, stands in the kitchen of his ceviche bar in Spokane, Wash.
Photo By: Air Force Senior Airman Jared Bunn, DOD
VIRIN: 190124-D-JY979-001C
Official portrait of sailor in uniform
Sailor's Portrait
Navy veteran Chad White started his career as a culinary specialist aboard the USS Benfold. White has since been featured on Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” with Andrew Zimmern and was a contestant on Bravo’s “Top Chef” Season 13.
Photo By: Air Force Senior Airman Jared Bunn, DOD
VIRIN: 190124-D-JY979-004Y
Chef gets mushrooms from a box while preparing a meal
Chef's Table
Chef Chad White, a Navy veteran, prepares food in the kitchen of his ceviche bar in Spokane, Wash. White got his culinary start in the Navy and continued his career working for some of the country’s best chefs.
Photo By: Air Force Senior Airman Jared Bunn, DOD
VIRIN: 190124-D-JY979-003C

DOD video by Air Force Senior Airman Jared Bunn