Jeremy Rock Smith

Jeremy Rock Smith, Kripalu’s Executive Chef, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and began his career in classical French cuisine, working in fine restaurants in the United States and abroad. In 2005, Jeremy’s love for teaching and natural foods led him to Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, where he applied his classical training to creating healthy cuisine in their kitchen and as a demonstration chef. He joined the Kripalu Kitchen in 2010 as Chef de Cuisine.


  • The Joy of Cooking

    “I always think of cooking as empowering, and compare it to having a practice like yoga,” says Kripalu Executive Chef Jeremy Rock Smith.

  • The Summer Foodie

    One of the best things about summer is eating fresh produce in season.

  • Cooking as Self-Care

    By taking the time to put our energy into mindfully creating something that we consume, we nourish ourselves and others both physically and spiritually.

  • Eating Your Way to Good Health

    It wasn’t until I became interested in yoga that I realized that good nutrition and healthy eating habits are necessary in order to achieve a balanced...

  • Kripalu Perspectives: Food, Glorious Food! with Jeremy Rock Smith

    Kripalu Executive Chef Jeremy Rock Smith discusses how food nourishes us not just physically but also emotionally and spiritually.