About

In the Kitchen

Hi! I’m Lentine Alexis and I’m a curious, classically trained chef and former pro athlete. I use my bicycle, raw life and travel experiences and organic ingredients to inspire athletes and everyone to explore, connect and expand their human experiences through food.

Before I became a Chef, I spent nine years as a professional endurance triathlete and yoga instructor, living in Asia, Europe and the United States and cultivating a career in international diplomacy. As I found myself in foreign environments, I also encountered foreign definitions of what it meant to fuel life and sport. My approach to feeding my body and soul was forced to adapt too. I became fascinated with the way that cooking and eating real food made me feel in my training and racing, and felt a monumental shift in my well-being as an athlete and a person in the world. I soon found that the work I longed to do through policy couldn’t shine a candle to the kind of change I imagined in the world if we all turned our focus to sharing, enjoying, connecting and exploring through food. 

Today, I create recipes, menus, and ideas that fuel athletes + adventures for everyone; I write, speak, and activate ideas, inspiring healthy lifestyles all over the world. I also share my pastries, treats + cooking with others, and I’ve worked with companies like Skratch Labs to develop delicious products and craft experiences that fuel body and soul.

This work – as it appears in this little online space, as well as in publications and communities worldwide – reminds me always that challenges are opportunities in disguise, and that I have the tools to take on whatever comes my way. I hope that the contents of these pages serve as tools for you to fuel your own adventures in mind/body/spirit/soul; that here you can find a reminder that the world is your oyster, and that it’s not a bad thing to come hungry.


 

Other places you may find me:

Recent interviews + press + appearances:

  • ChefsCycle // riding + raising awareness for No Kid Hungry 
  • San Francisco Chronicle // talking about why Chefs love cycling 
  • Bottega Gran Fondo // keeping the conversation on women, food, wine + cycling going (while on two wheels)
  • Men’s Journal // sharing recipes + tips for successful self-guided bike vacations
  • Strava // my monthly “Food as Athletic Fuel” recipe column
  • Outside Magazine // on being “The Oprah of Cookie Dough”
  • Rapha Cycle Club // the search for vibrancy on two wheels at Rapha Prestige New England
  • Triathlete Magazine // sharing my favorite fall breakfast bread recipe as a featured triathlete-chef
  • Reviews.com // writing on the BEST road bike of 2015
  • YogaJournal // cross-training with yoga 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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