As COO, Kale is responsible for the restaurant experience as a whole - from shaping the in-store design to guiding the creative direction of Spyce’s brand. He handles location acquisition, legal and financial matters, and manages logistics of the build. Kale also supports the culinary, marketing, and engineering teams to ensure deadlines are being met.
Kale was first introduced to the world of culinary talent when he started watching Food Network with his mom. They began recreating recipes together, which is how Kale’s house became known as having the best dinner in town (and partially because he couldn’t stop telling everyone). After years of growing accustomed to this, Kale found himself extremely frustrated by MIT’s dining options. He couldn’t afford to eat meals that were as good as the ones at home, but he didn’t have time to cook, so he kept turning to fast food. When he heard Michael’s idea of a restaurant featuring a robotic kitchen, he realized this could be a perfect way to eat good food, all the time.
Raised in Newberg, Oregon, Kale has always been a jack of all trades. He is an outstanding athlete and teammate. A four time Academic All-American in Swimming and Water Polo, and the 2013 NCAA swimming champion, he was voted as MIT’s male athlete of the year with the highest quality of humility, inspiration, and leadership.
Future of Food
Join General Assembly for a panel discussion exploring the future of the food industry as it intersects with technology and changing consumer behaviors.