John Kanell is a cooking and baking expert and founder of Preppy Kitchen, the digital food and family-focused brand that empowers and inspires those who enjoy cooking at all skill levels. Kanell founded Preppy Kitchen in 2015 and has channeled its almost-immediate success into an enormous platform with a combined following of over 10 million. John spent over a decade teaching middle school math and science before turning his attention to creating content in the kitchen. Preppy Kitchen is now a nationally renowned cooking and baking destination, having been featured by such outlets as the Today show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Good Morning America, Home & Family, People, Vogue, ELLE Décor, Better Homes & Gardens, and Woman’s Day; he has appeared as a guest judge on Food Network’s Chopped: Sweets and has been a recurring judge on Disney’s Magic Bake Off. John uses his decades of homegrown experience to provide fans of Preppy Kitchen with the knowledge and resources they need to create indelible recipes. John and his husband Brian live on a farm in Litchfield County, Connecticut, with their young twin boys, Lachlan and George.
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