Texans safety Justin Reid has teamed up with Silver Whisk Cooking co-founder and executive chef Jake Gober to launch, Silver Whisk Elite. The partnership introduces an experiential private chef placement company built to serve high-end clientele, such as professional athletes, influencers, and even YouTubers. Based in Houston, the brand will train, place and manage elite chefs nationwide to cook for individual clients’ focusing on specific tastes, goals, and lifestyles.
Reid and Gober joined forces for the new endeavor as both have been longtime friends along with working together personally. “It’s truly gratifying to work with Justin and clients of his caliber, knowing that our food allows them to be at the top of their game and compete at the highest levels,” Gober says, explaining his love for cooking for athletes.
Now entering his fourth NFL season, Reid attributes Gober’s cooking to his quicker healing time post-surgery and part of his on-field success. “An important part of performing your best is being healthy and healing. Jake has worked to make meal plans that help me achieve a peak body composition, and also included things like turmeric and collagens that allow my body to heal faster so I can stay on the field."
Gober exclusively tells Houstonia, "Justin knew about the successes and challenges I faced in business. As a close friend and confidant, I valued his opinion and insights a lot." Reid, shares a similar sentiment, saying that "Jake has become one of my best friends, and I believed so heavily in his abilities that I wanted to jump in with my own resources and be a part of it."
Despite the duo's longtime friendship, Gober is no stranger to working with celebrities and pro-athletes. The chef's culinary history is extensive一he graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Austin and would go on to work at Wildcatter Ranch and Resort, Abel’s on the Lake, and the now-defunct Prelog’s in Austin. He was also a chef contestant on Season 3 of ABC’s “The Taste”, where he cooked for the likes of the late Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Marcus Samuelsson. During his run on the show, Gober was chosen to be a part of Samuelsson’s team in 2014 and later worked as a guest chef at the James Beard Award-winning New York restaurant, Red Rooster.
The experienced cuisine handyman started working as a personal chef initially for former Texans player J.J. Watt, and his wife, Myrna Gober, also a chef, cooked for All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Myrna also has a broad resume, having worked with the culinary industry’s most well-respected chefs and entertainers including Sara Moulton (Gourmet Magazine, Food Network) and Ted Allen, the host of Food Network's “Chopped.”
Together, the husband and wife team have served Houston Astros All-Star Alex Bregman, Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon, Los Angeles Lakers star Russell Westbrook, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz and YouTube sensation George “Moose” Milli.
Silver Whisk Elite is currently taking on new clients in all major cities. For more information, visit https://silverwhiskelite.com/.