Gabriel is a two-time James Beard Award winning chef. His edgy, highly original masterpieces have gained him national acclaim. After two years in the esteemed kitchen of Paley’s Place he moved on to the Gotham Building Tavern. In 2006 Rucker opened Le Pigeon and became an overnight success. He opened Little Bird Bistro in 2011 and won the Oregonian’s 2012 Restaurant of the Year. In 2013 Rucker and his team released their first cookbook, Le Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty Bird, which has since received acclaim from almost every major media outlet.