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Partner’s Rob Rob Shawger, Shane McBride (Balthazar), Ed McFarland (Ed’s Lobster Bar) and executive ...Read More
Partner’s Rob Rob Shawger, Shane McBride (Balthazar), Ed McFarland (Ed’s Lobster Bar) and executive chef/partner, Matt Abdoo (an eight-year alum of Del Posto) originally formulated the idea for Pig Beach when they met working on America’s highly comp...Read More
Ralphael Abrahante, chef, is a passionate advocate of Contemporary Mediterranean seafood Cuisine. Si...Read More
Ralphael Abrahante, chef, is a passionate advocate of Contemporary Mediterranean seafood Cuisine. Since 2002 he has consistently infused Mediterranean fare with his personal signature: a love of seasonal ingredients and a fundamental respect for the ...Read More
After eight years in the kitchens of Westchester staples Catania’s and Johnnie’s, Yonkers native, Mi...Read More
After eight years in the kitchens of Westchester staples Catania’s and Johnnie’s, Yonkers native, Michael Abruzese’s passion for cooking was sparked. Michael formalized his training at the Culinary Institute of America, from which he graduated in 200...Read More
Gaston Acurio, chef, writer, entrepreneur and one of the most important promoters of Peruvian gastro...Read More
Gaston Acurio, chef, writer, entrepreneur and one of the most important promoters of Peruvian gastronomy in the world, started his culinary career in 1989, when he dropped out of the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, where he studied Law -trying to ...Read More
Einat Admony is chef and owner of the Balaboosta, Bar Bolonat, and Taïm restaurants in New York City...Read More
Einat Admony is chef and owner of the Balaboosta, Bar Bolonat, and Taïm restaurants in New York City and author of Balaboosta: Bold Mediterranean Recipes to Feed the People You Love. Her life has been an adventure. After growing up in Tel Aviv, s...Read More
Nur |
Chef Meir Adoni & Gadi Peleg have joined forces to bring a modern Middle Eastern experience to t...Read More
Chef Meir Adoni & Gadi Peleg have joined forces to bring a modern Middle Eastern experience to the Manhattan dining scene with the opening of Nur. With its casual yet refined ambiance, this inventive restaurant brings a modern flair to Middle Eas...Read More
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY into an Albania family with a rich heritage of celebrating life thro...Read More
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY into an Albania family with a rich heritage of celebrating life through food, chef Alibasic recognized his passion to cook at an early age. He began his culinary career while working as a member of the kitchen prep sta...Read More
Emmy and James Beard Award winner Ted Allen is the host of the long-running hit series Chopped and C...Read More
Emmy and James Beard Award winner Ted Allen is the host of the long-running hit series Chopped and Chopped Junior on Food Network. His latest cookbook, “In My Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks,” (Clarkson-Potter), came out in ...Read More
Liz Alpern is co-owner of The Gefilteria, a culinary venture based in Brooklyn that reimagines Ashke...Read More
Liz Alpern is co-owner of The Gefilteria, a culinary venture based in Brooklyn that reimagines Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine. She is also co-author of The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods (Flatiron Books, 2016). Her career in food...Read More
Nick Anderer is Chef/Partner of Maialino and Marta, Union Square Hospitality Group’s two Roman-insp...Read More
Nick Anderer is Chef/Partner of Maialino and Marta, Union Square Hospitality Group’s two Roman-inspired eateries. As an Art History major at Columbia University, Anderer spent an influential year abroad in Rome, where he was incredibly inspired by t...Read More
Charming the classics such as Zagat, NY Times, and the Wall St. Journal, but also wooing BuzzFeed, T...Read More
Charming the classics such as Zagat, NY Times, and the Wall St. Journal, but also wooing BuzzFeed, Thrill List, and Business Insider; a combination of old school marketing and social media presence has cemented Jordan Andino as the millennial celebri...Read More
Michael Anthony is Executive Chef and Partner of Gramercy Tavern, as well as Executive Chef of Untit...Read More
Michael Anthony is Executive Chef and Partner of Gramercy Tavern, as well as Executive Chef of Untitled and Studio Cafe at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Mike grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from Indiana University. He moved to France...Read More
Josh Appelbaum is the chef and owner of Duck Season, a mobile food business specializing in preparat...Read More
Josh Appelbaum is the chef and owner of Duck Season, a mobile food business specializing in preparations utilizing the whole animal. The lifeblood of the cuisine is duck fat, which makes its way into every dish, including the duck fat French fries an...Read More
Frederick Aquino, the executive pastry chef of The Standard, Highline, oversees the hotel’s entire p...Read More
Frederick Aquino, the executive pastry chef of The Standard, Highline, oversees the hotel’s entire pastry program, including the dessert menu at The Standard Grill. Aquino looks to architecture and design for inspiration, and adds a modern twist to c...Read More
Old Monk Executive Chef and Co-owner Navjot Arora grew up in Jalandhar Punjab, India, where his fasc...Read More
Old Monk Executive Chef and Co-owner Navjot Arora grew up in Jalandhar Punjab, India, where his fascination with food began as a young boy cooking with his mother. Arora knew early on he wanted to pursue a career as a chef. After graduating culinary ...Read More
Donatella's passion for food was formed at a young age. Spending summers at her grandfather’s Italia...Read More
Donatella's passion for food was formed at a young age. Spending summers at her grandfather’s Italian olive farm and growing up in her Dad’s restaurants, food is in her DNA. At the success of her restaurants, Donatella has become an influential wo...Read More
Robert Austin Cho grew up in New Jersey during a time when people hardly knew the difference between...Read More
Robert Austin Cho grew up in New Jersey during a time when people hardly knew the difference between Korea, China, Japan and let alone know what kimchi was. He found himself caught between two cultures. "My parents would bring kimchi everywhere we we...Read More
A New Jersey native, James Avery has fond memories of delicious simple down-home cooking with his fa...Read More
A New Jersey native, James Avery has fond memories of delicious simple down-home cooking with his family in New Jersey, Georgia and New Orleans, from rolling dumplings with his grandmother, to stirring gumbo with his aunt, and grilling clams at his g...Read More
Chef/Owner Joaquin Baca, grew up in a Foreign Service family, living in Colombia, Mexico, Portugal, ...Read More
Chef/Owner Joaquin Baca, grew up in a Foreign Service family, living in Colombia, Mexico, Portugal, the Philippines, Uruguay, and Bolivia prior to enrolling at The University of Texas, Austin. Holidays in South Texas with extended family cooking and ...Read More
Carolyn Bane iss co-owner, chef, and chief problem cornbread-eater at Pies ‘n' Thighs. Originally fr...Read More
Carolyn Bane iss co-owner, chef, and chief problem cornbread-eater at Pies ‘n' Thighs. Originally from Boston, she discovered a deep affinity for barbecue, slow cooked beans, and all things fried – the seeds of her love for Southern food. She has coo...Read More
Chef Sunny Bang was born in Seoul, Korea and immigrated to the United States when he was 5-years-old...Read More
Chef Sunny Bang was born in Seoul, Korea and immigrated to the United States when he was 5-years-old. The Bang family landed in the Chicagoland area and relocated to Houston, Texas just before Chef Bang started high school. His affinity with food be...Read More
Barbuto continues to be a favorite for both locals and visitors, who enjoy the restaurant's casual s...Read More
Barbuto continues to be a favorite for both locals and visitors, who enjoy the restaurant's casual sophistication and neighborhood feel. The restaurant occupies an airy garage space on the ground floor of Industria Superstudios on Washington Street, ...Read More
Self-Thought, cooking and a “foody” since the age of 12 (that about 35 years) for groups of friends ...Read More
Self-Thought, cooking and a “foody” since the age of 12 (that about 35 years) for groups of friends and family. I’m a former researcher with a Ph.D. in social psychology, and opened Pilar in a tin, 400 sq. ft. space in 2009. In January of 2015 to a m...Read More
Lance Bass is the quintessential illustration of a highly successful and driven jack-of-all-trades: ...Read More
Lance Bass is the quintessential illustration of a highly successful and driven jack-of-all-trades: singer, host, actor, producer, writer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and cosmonaut. Beyond his fame as a member of the phenomenally successful grou...Read More
Mario Batali counts 26 restaurants, eleven cookbooks, numerous television shows and five Eataly mark...Read More
Mario Batali counts 26 restaurants, eleven cookbooks, numerous television shows and five Eataly marketplaces among his ever-expanding empire of deliciousness. In February of last year, Mario opened La Sirena Ristorante, a lively yet elegant space of...Read More
Kati rolls are a popular street food found all over Kolkata, India. The word “kati” literally means ...Read More
Kati rolls are a popular street food found all over Kolkata, India. The word “kati” literally means skewer and kati rolls are made of skewer-grilled ingredients stuffed in buttery paratha flatbread and topped with chutneys and spices. What started as...Read More
Malai |
Pooja's interest in flavor development and fragrances of unique spices can be traced back to her chi...Read More
Pooja's interest in flavor development and fragrances of unique spices can be traced back to her childhood. On any given morning, you could spot Pooja taking long whiffs of her parents' chai often before they took their first sip, a practice that the...Read More
Baxtrom has spent the past decade working in some of the world's most exciting kitchens, including A...Read More
Baxtrom has spent the past decade working in some of the world's most exciting kitchens, including Alinea, Per Se, Atera (where he met horticulturalist Ian Rothman), Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and most recently Lysverket in Norway. In spring 2016, Bax...Read More
Most people know Rick Bayless from winning the title of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, beating out the F...Read More
Most people know Rick Bayless from winning the title of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, beating out the French and Italian with his authentic Mexican cuisine. His highly rated Public Television series, Mexico–One Plate at a Time,  is broadcast coast to co...Read More
Speedy Romeo is the exclusively wood-fired restaurant known for its award winning charred pizzas, st...Read More
Speedy Romeo is the exclusively wood-fired restaurant known for its award winning charred pizzas, steakhouse style-fare and seasonal Italian-American dishes off the wood-burning grill. Justin hails from Kansas City and moved to New York City in 2001 ...Read More
Chef Franklin Becker is the Co-Founder and Chief Culinary Officer at Hungryroot. A graduate of the C...Read More
Chef Franklin Becker is the Co-Founder and Chief Culinary Officer at Hungryroot. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Becker has worked in some of the country’s best kitchens. Most recently, Becker served as co-founding partner of Li...Read More
As owner of William Greenberg Desserts, a New York City Upper East Side institution, Carol Becker is...Read More
As owner of William Greenberg Desserts, a New York City Upper East Side institution, Carol Becker is the caretaker of over 70 years of tradition. Their Black & White Cookies have been called the best in the city, the brownies have appeared on AMC...Read More
Erin Bellard spent six years with the New York City based B.R. Guest Inc.,where she played an integr...Read More
Erin Bellard spent six years with the New York City based B.R. Guest Inc.,where she played an integral role in the company's growth to and beyond the $100 million dollar mark. From 1998-2004, Ms. Bellard served in various capacities for the company, ...Read More
Chef Shorne Benjamin hails from the cultural paradise of St. Lucia which informs his distinct culina...Read More
Chef Shorne Benjamin hails from the cultural paradise of St. Lucia which informs his distinct culinary style. He infuses a contemporary approach of Caribbean cuisine to create an impressionable culinary style called New Age Caribbean ®. Chef Shorn...Read More
Since 2003, Chef Frank Benowitz has been employed by Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in West ...Read More
Since 2003, Chef Frank Benowitz has been employed by Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in West Windsor, NJ with the Hospitality & Culinary Department and teaches a multitude of Hospitality and Culinary courses. His love of food/cooking is...Read More
Valerie Bertinelli is the host of her own daytime series Valerie’s Home Cooking and co-hosts Kids Ba...Read More
Valerie Bertinelli is the host of her own daytime series Valerie’s Home Cooking and co-hosts Kids Baking Championship on the Food Network. The two-time Golden Globe award-winning actress takes her fans into her kitchen with her new cookbook “Valerie’...Read More
Chef Barret Beyer epitomizes new beginnings and change, inspiring millions with his cooking and acti...Read More
Chef Barret Beyer epitomizes new beginnings and change, inspiring millions with his cooking and actions.Chef Barret Beyer is a Long Island native whose passion and dedication has allowed him to excel and succeed in every aspect of his professional an...Read More
Ashfer Biju brings a worldly vision inspired by regional ingredients to the culinary program as Exec...Read More
Ashfer Biju brings a worldly vision inspired by regional ingredients to the culinary program as Executive Chef at Perrine restaurant and The Rotunda lounge at The Pierre hotel both opened in 2016. A self-described “crafter of perishable art,” Biju g...Read More
Sweet dreamer, Sherry Blockinger opened sherry b dessert studio in 2012 and has been raising the bar...Read More
Sweet dreamer, Sherry Blockinger opened sherry b dessert studio in 2012 and has been raising the bar on dessert ever since. Named one of the “Best Small Town Bakeries” by Travel & Leisure in 2015 and one of the “100 People, Places and Things That...Read More
Chef Janine Booth was born and raised on the beautiful, island continent of Australia. A place whe...Read More
Chef Janine Booth was born and raised on the beautiful, island continent of Australia. A place where blue skies and sunshine encourage family and friends to gather around the backyard barbeque - everyone taking part in grilling and preparing farm...Read More
Chef Bobbi is a self taught Chef. Growing up in a big Sicilian and Puerto Rican family. In Bobbis ho...Read More
Chef Bobbi is a self taught Chef. Growing up in a big Sicilian and Puerto Rican family. In Bobbis home food was always a part of either a daily routine or a holiday and even at sad times food brought her family together. Growing up in a home of diffe...Read More
Jeff grew up with a strong interest in cooking, and began his culinary career at the Connecticut Cul...Read More
Jeff grew up with a strong interest in cooking, and began his culinary career at the Connecticut Culinary Institute, one of Connecticut's top culinary schools. He went on to manage a corporate kitchen in Southington, CT before moving back to his home...Read More
Ranjini first entered the hospitality industry right after college as a server before eventually mov...Read More
Ranjini first entered the hospitality industry right after college as a server before eventually moving behind the bar and managing a local spot called Stella's in Ithaca, New York. A few years later, she moved to New York City, where she cut her tee...Read More
DANIEL |
Daniel Boulud, a native of Lyon, France, is considered one of America’s leading culinary authori...Read More
Daniel Boulud, a native of Lyon, France, is considered one of America’s leading culinary authorities and one of the most revered chefs in New York, his home since 1982. Daniel is Chef-Owner of 13 restaurants around the world, and is best known fo...Read More
Growing up in the small town of Thibodaux, Louisiana in a family that practiced seasonal rituals su...Read More
Growing up in the small town of Thibodaux, Louisiana in a family that practiced seasonal rituals such as catching catfish, duck hunting, making fig preserves, and cleaning shrimp, Jean-Paul grew up surrounded by vibrant Southern cuisine, prepared by...Read More
Brennan Group Hospitality/Brennan Group Consulting With a culinary career spanning over 40 years...Read More
Brennan Group Hospitality/Brennan Group Consulting With a culinary career spanning over 40 years, Terrance Brennan is a highly accomplished chef, restaurateur, consultant and entrepreneur. He began cooking at the age of 13 in his family’s restaur...Read More
Loren Brill is a New York City-based entrepreneur, healthy lifestyle advocate, and disruptor in the ...Read More
Loren Brill is a New York City-based entrepreneur, healthy lifestyle advocate, and disruptor in the food industry. She is the Founder & CEO of Sweet Loren's, an insanely delicious cookie dough company made from only simple, non-gmo ingredients. Beati...Read More
Hannah Bronfman is the quintessential city girl. As a graduate of Bard College where she studied fin...Read More
Hannah Bronfman is the quintessential city girl. As a graduate of Bard College where she studied fine art, she has built a reputation as a celebrity and influencer through her work as a DJ, On-camera Personality, Entrepreneur and Beauty Expert, as we...Read More
For more than 30 years, Chef Ed Brown has cultivated a culinary prowess by working in some of the mo...Read More
For more than 30 years, Chef Ed Brown has cultivated a culinary prowess by working in some of the most celebrated kitchens in the world. His passion and considerable talent have earned him wide acclaim including numerous New York Times stars and a Mi...Read More
Alton Brown has spent the last 18 years producing and hosting award-winning television shows and wri...Read More
Alton Brown has spent the last 18 years producing and hosting award-winning television shows and writing best-selling books. More recently, he began touring the country performing his unique culinary variety shows, which have played in over 190 citie...Read More