Our Chefs

Brynn Smith

Sotto (Los Angeles, California)

Brynn Smith, the bar director at Sotto in Los Angeles, is known throughout the local bartending world for her whimsical and ...

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Brynn Smith

Los Angeles
Cocktails, Mixology

Bryon Freeze

Bryon Freeze burst into the culinary spotlight when he won "Chef Wanted," a chef competition show on the Food Network. Aft...

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Bryon Freeze

Los Angeles
Seasonal, Farm-to-Table, Pork Belly

Harold Marmulstein

Salty Sow (Austin, TX)

Harold Marmulstein is the executive chef and partner at American gastropub, Salty Sow. At Salty Sow, Chef Harold serves ...

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Harold Marmulstein

Austin
Southern, Cajun, Seasonal

Gianfranco Minuz

As evidenced by his charming accent, Gianfranco Minuz is an Italian native. Born and raised in Venice, Chef Gianfranco is a p...

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Gianfranco Minuz

Los Angeles
Northern Italian, Contemporary California

Brandon Boudet

Little Dom's (Los Angeles, CA)

Chef Brandon, born and raised in New Orleans to a large Italian family, is serving up killer Italian cuisine at his New-York ...

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Brandon Boudet

Los Angeles
American, Italian, Seasonal

Paul Stearman

Marcel's (Washington, D.C.)

Chef Paul Stearman is a contradiction. The Washington D.C chef has an impressive, classic pedigree including training at L’Ac...

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Paul Stearman

Washington, D.C.
French, Classic

Nick Vitulli

The Famous (Los Angeles, CA)

Nick Vitulli is not your average bartender (or boozier, as he calls it). His rugged style, authentic drinks, and knowledge of...

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Nick Vitulli

Los Angeles
Cocktails, Whiskey

Charles Olalia

Patina (Los Angeles, CA)

Chef Charles Olalia currently serves as the Chef de Cuisine at the renowned Patina Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. There,...

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Charles Olalia

Los Angeles
American, Seasonal

Kwame Onwuachi

Dinner Lab (New York CIty)

Kwame Onwuachi, a New York native, began his professional cooking career at 20, selling candy bars on the streets of the Bron...

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Kwame Onwuachi

New York City
Fine Dining, Global Cuisine

Roberto Caporuscio

Keste Pizza & Vino (New York, NY)

Roberto Caporuscio is an authority on Neapolitan pizza making, literally. He is the U.S. President of the Association of Ne...

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Roberto Caporuscio

New York City
Neapolitan pizza, Italian, cheese

Tony Ferrari

Hillside Supper Club (San Francisco, CA)

Tony Ferrari is the co-founder of San Francisco’s Hillside Supper Club. Working with his culinary partner Chef Jonathan Sut...

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Tony Ferrari

San Francisco
Sustainable, Seasonal, Market-Driven Cuisine

Luke Reyes

Butchers & Barbers (Los Angeles)

Luke Reyes is is currently the chef and co-owner of a soon-to-be-opened Japanese-American fusion restaurant, Oh Man! Ram...

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Luke Reyes

Los Angeles
Seasonal

Brian Mercury

Harvest (Boston)

Brian Mercury is the pastry chef at acclaimed Boston restaurant, Harvest. Brian’s style is contemporary and refined, highlig...

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Jane Soudah

Sweet Jane's Bakeshop (Los Angeles)

Chef Jane Soudah owns and operates Sweet Jane Bakeshop, an online baking company, and serves as pastry chef at Sunset Bouleva...

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Jane Soudah

Los Angeles
Pastry, Dessert

Jonathan Benno

Lincoln Ristorante (New York, NY)

Meticulous by nature and precise by training, Jonathan Benno earned unparalleled experience working in the nation’s finest ki...

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Jonathan Benno

New York City
Italian, French, Farm Fresh ingredients

Gregory Gourdet

Departure (Portland)

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Gregory Gourdet is the Executive Chef at Portland’s modern Asian rooftop restaurant and ...

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Gregory Gourdet

Portland
Asian, Seasonal, Fusion

Reid Guess

Lambert's (Austin, TX)

Reid Guess runs the kitchen at Austin's "fancy barbecue" joint, Lambert's. At Lambert's, Chef Reid serves classic Texas ...

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Reid Guess

Austin
Barbecue, Pork, Pickling

Elias Cairo

Olympic Provisions (Portland)

Born in Salt Lake City to a large Greek family, Chef Elias Cairo started his culinary education early. From his family, he le...

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Elias Cairo

Portland
Charcuterie, Butchering

Roman Murphy

Bess Bistro (Austin, Texas)

Roman Murphy is the executive chef at Austin eatery, Bess Bistro. At just 28 years old, he is responsible for transformi...

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Roman Murphy

Austin
New American, Farm-to-Table

Geraldine Gilliland

Lula Cocina Mexicana (Santa Monica, CA)

Geraldine Gilliland is a successful chef and entrepreneur who has built her businesses around expertise born through passio...

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Geraldine Gilliland

Los Angeles
Mexican, Irish

Carlo Lamagna

Clyde Common (Portland)

After growing up in the both the Philippines and the US, and working in in Europe and Asia, Chef Carlo Lamagna has a wide ran...

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Carlo Lamagna

Portland
Seafood, Egg Rolls, Creative Small Plates

Elana Horwich

Meal and a Spiel (Los Angeles, CA)

Elana Horwich is a cooking and food-sensitivity expert who is an ambassador for delicious, healthy, consciously prepared me...

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Elana Horwich

Los Angeles
Jewish, contemporary Californian, Italian

Alex Diestra

Saucebox (Portland)

Chef Alex Diestra got his start at the age of 19, working his way up through kitchens helmed by great chefs. He has worked un...

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Alex Diestra

Portland
Asian, Fusion

Isaac Toups

Toups' Meatery (New Orleans)

Isaac Toups is head chef and co-owner of Toups’ Meatery in New Orleans. At Toups’, Isaac serves up the hearty, Cajun-type of ...

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Isaac Toups

New Orleans
Cajun/Creole, Butchering, Meat

Jane Lockhart

Sweet Lady Jane (Los Angeles)

Jane Lockhart owns and operates the popular Los Angeles bakery, Sweet Lady Jane. Sweet Lady Jane opened in West Hollywood in ...

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Jane Lockhart

Los Angeles
Cakes, Desserts, Pastries

Erica Eccher

Tall Cake Designs (Austin)

Erica Eccher is cake designer and decorator based in Austin, Texas. She is the owner and operator of Tall Cakes Designs, and ...

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Erica Eccher

Austin
Cake Decorating

Michael Sichel

Galatoire's Restaurant (New Orleans)

Michael Sichel is Executive Chef of Galatoire’s Restaurant, one of the largest, most well-known, and frequented fine dining r...

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Michael Sichel

New Orleans
French, American

Josh Laskay

Nola Restaurant (New Orleans, LA)

Josh Laskay, a native New Orleanian, was born to travel-loving parents who introduced him to global cuisine at a young age. C...

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Josh Laskay

New Orleans
Cajun/Creole, Southern, American

Zach Pollack

Sotto (Los Angeles)

Zach Pollack, a Los Angeles native, started off bound for a career in architecture. While pursuing his degree at Brown Univer...

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Zach Pollack

Los Angeles
Italian, Pasta, Pizza

Zoe Nathan

Huckleberry (Los Angeles, CA)

As owners and operators of four wildly popular eateries in Santa Monica–Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery, Rustic Canyon, Sw...

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Zoe Nathan

Los Angeles
Pasties, Breakfast, American

Michael Brown

Dog Haus (Los Angeles)

Chef Michael Brown is the Culinary Director at Dog Haus, a rapidly growing, craft casual gourmet hot dog restaurant. At ...

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Michael Brown

Los Angeles
Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Business Dining

Alex Heath

Ye Olde College Inn (New Orleans)

Alex Heath is Chef de Cuisine at Ye Olde College Inn, a farm, garden, bakery, and restaurant in New Orleans. At Ye Olde Colle...

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Alex Heath

New Orleans
Cajun/Creole, Farm-To-Table, Local

Giuseppe Tentori

GT Fish & Oyster (Chicago, IL)

Giuseppe Tentori is an award-winning chef known for creating perfectly executed dishes that are complex but accessible. He is...

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Giuseppe Tentori

Chicago
Italian, Seafood, American, Comfort

Teri Lyn Fisher & Jenny Park

Spoon Fork Bacon blog (Los Angeles, CA)

Spoon Fork Bacon is a visual love letter to the food obsessed. Nominated for Saveur Best Food Blog 2013, the blog combines th...

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Teri Lyn Fisher & Jenny Park

Los Angeles
Food photography, food styling

Julian Cox

Brilliantshine (Santa Monica)

Julian Cox is an award-winning mixologist and the creative mastermind behind many of Los Angeles’ best cocktail programs, inc...

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Julian Cox

Los Angeles
Cocktails, Mixology, Homemade Sodas

Paul Virant

Vie Restaurant (Western Springs, IL)

Chef Paul Virant is one of the foremost authorities on preparing and preserving local, seasonal ingredients. Since 2004, he...

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Paul Virant

Chicago
Contemporary American, farm-to-table, preservation

Jared Levy

Eveleigh (Los Angeles)

Jared Levy is the executive chef at the farm-to-table, rustically charming Eveleigh on the Sunset Strip. Chef Jared helped op...

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Jared Levy

Los Angeles
Farm-to-table, Local, Seasonal

Irene Li

Mei Mei (Boston)

Irene Li is a chef and co-owner of Mei Mei The restaurant specializes in creative Chinese-American cuisine driven by locally...

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Irene Li

Boston
Chinese, Asian Fusion

Daniel Esses

Three Muses (New Orleans)

Chef Daniel Esses, Executive Chef of New Orleans hot spot Three Muses, has a self-described “life-time love affair with food....

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Daniel Esses

New Orleans
Asian, Italian, Fusion

Dirk Flanigan

The Grid (Chicago, IL)

Chef Dirk Flanigan always seems to be ahead of the curve, from French cuisine to his trademark "refined rusticity" style. As ...

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Dirk Flanigan

Chicago
Gastropub, Modern-French

Daniel Oseas

Broder Café (Portland)

Chef Daniel Oseas is the Chef at Broder Café’s Clinton street location. He has worked at Broder for over four years. Broder C...

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Daniel Oseas

Portland
Scandinavian, Breakfast

Jim D'Angelo

Lou Malnati's (Chicago, IL)

Lou Malnati's is synonymous with Chicago deep dish pizza, and Jim D'Angelo is the man behind the beloved, legendary restauran...

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Jim D'Angelo

Chicago
Deep Dish Pizza

Brian Floyd

Weather Up (Austin, TX)

Brian Floyd is a bartender at Austin's craft cocktail bar, Weather Up. Weather Up has been named one of the "10 Best Bars in ...

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Brian Floyd

Austin
Cocktails, Mixology

Joe Zucchero

Mr. Beef (Chicago, IL)

Beef is king in Chicago, and Mr. Beef in River North is THE king of Italian beef sandwiches. With praise from Jay Leno a...

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Joe Zucchero

Chicago
Italian Beef Sandwiches

Jay Mofenson

Lookout Farm (Natick, Massachusetts)

Jay Mofenson is a craft cider specialist and apple expert by marriage. His wife's parents, Steve and Joan Belkin ar...

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Jay Mofenson

Boston
Farming, Farm-to-Table

John-Carlos Kuramoto

Michael's (Santa Monica, CA)

John-Carlos Kuramoto was just 23 years old when he created a 12-course tasting menu for his prospective boss that was so st...

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John-Carlos Kuramoto

Los Angeles
Contemporary Californian, farmers' market ingredients

Jesse Miller

Bar Pilar (Washington D.C.)

Jesse Miller is the Executive Chef at Washington D. C’s Bar Pilar and its sister establishment, Saint-Ex. He got his start in...

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Jesse Miller

Washington D.C.
Farm-to-Table, Classic

Jake Dell

Katz's Deli (New York, NY)

Jake Dell is the third generation of his family to run the quintessential New York institution Katz’s Deli.  He offici...

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Jake Dell

New York City
Deli, Jewish Cuisine

Vartan Abgaryan

Cliff's Edge (Los Angeles, CA)

With Mediterranean flavors and a California coastal style, Chef Vartan Abgaryan crafts dishes that evoke an emotional respons...

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Vartan Abgaryan

Los Angeles
Californian, Italian

Louis Hubbell

Regina Pizzeria (Boston, Massachusetts)

Louis Hubbell is a knowlegable and skilled purveyor of Italian food in Boston, Massachusetts. He is responsible for the ...

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Louis Hubbell

Boston
Italian

Olivia O'Neal

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop (Austin, Texas)

Chef Olivia O’neal is the owner of Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop in Austin, Texas, where she produces sweets made with high-quality a...

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Olivia O'Neal

Austin
Baking, Pastry, Dessert

Sandy Gendel

Pace (Los Angeles, CA)

Chef Sandy Gendel's food is more than just a culinary experience, it's an artistic one. At his restaurant Pace ("peace" in It...

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Sandy Gendel

Los Angeles
Organic, Italian, Farm-to-Table

Daniel Espinoza

Dinner Lab (National)

Daniel Espinoza, a Chicago native, grew up cooking alongside his mother. By 16, he knew he wanted to be a chef, so he enrolle...

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Taylor Boudreaux

Napa Valley Grille (Los Angeles, CA)

Chef Taylor Boudreaux has earned his lauded status in the restaurant industry. For years he worked for legendary chef&nb...

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Taylor Boudreaux

Los Angeles
American, Californian, Grill

Taylor Hall

Apis Restaurant & Apiary (Austin, Texas)

Taylor Hall is the chef and owner of Apis Restaurant & Apiary, located outside of Austin, Texas. Taylor specializes in m...

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Taylor Hall

Austin
American, Seasonal, Farm-to-Table

Robbie Arnold-Starr

Bel Campo Meat Company (Los Angeles, CA)

Robbie Arnold-Starr is executive chef of Belcampo Meat Co., a butcher shop and restaurant located in downtown Los Angeles’ tr...

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Robbie Arnold-Starr

Los Angeles
Butcher, Farm-to-table, Sous-vide meats

Marjorie Meek-Bradley

Ripple (Washington DC)

Marjorie Meek-bradley is the executive chef at the casual upscale DC restaurant, Ripple, and acclaimed gastropub, Roofer's Un...

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Marjorie Meek-Bradley

Washington DC
American

Richard Capizzi

Lincoln Ristorante (New York, NY)

Pastry Chef Richard Capizzi has honed his skills under some of the world’s most renowned chefs from Thomas Keller to Jean Lou...

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Richard Capizzi

New York City
Pastry, Italian, French, Seasonal

Simon Majumdar

At the age of 40, Simon began having a midlife crisis. He quit his publishing job and set off on a journey across 31 countrie...

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Simon Majumdar

Los Angeles
Food & Travel Writer, Judge on Iron Chef

Elia Aboumrad

Gorge (Los Angeles, CA)

Born and raised in Mexico City, Elia Aboumrad made herself a household name as a fierce competitor on season 2 of Bravo’s “To...

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Elia Aboumrad

Los Angeles
French, American

Joe Anguiano

VOX Table (Austin, Texas)

Joe Anguiano is the co-founder and executive chef of VOX Table in Austin, Texas. Drawing influence from his global travels a...

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Joe Anguiano

Austin
New American, Seasonal, Farm-to-Table

Sarkis Vartanian

Daily Dose (Los Angeles, CA)

With a philosophy of making “honest food," chef/owner Sarkis Vartanian has attracted a loyal following at his Daily Dose...

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Sarkis Vartanian

Los Angeles
Organic, Wholesome, Sandwiches

Ori Menashe

Bestia (Los Angeles, CA)

Chef Ori Menashe's restaurant Bestia is one of the top restaurants in Los Angeles. Perhaps what sets Bestia apart is its "fro...

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Ori Menashe

Los Angeles
Italian, Mediterranean

Miro Uskokovic

Gramercy Tavern (New York, NY)

Miro (short for Miroslav) Uskokovic is exactly where he should be, as Pastry Chef of the world-renowned Gramercy Tavern in ...

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Miro Uskokovic

New York City
Pastry, seasonal/local ingredients

Chuck Abair

Barcito (Los Angeles)

Chuck Abair has been in the restaurant industry for nearly 20 years, and grew up in the kitchen with his mother and grandmoth...

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Chuck Abair

Los Angeles
Farm-to-Table, Argentine

Eric Buss

Depth of Flavor (Los Angeles)

Raised in Beaufort, South Carolina, Eric Buss is a Los Angeles chef who served as Executive Chef at Hollywood’s trendy Wood &...

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Eric Buss

Los Angeles
Pastries, Chicken and Waffles

Phillip Lopez

Root (New Orleans)

Phillip Lopez is Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Root, Square Root, and Root² in New Orleans, Louisiana. Though native to...

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Phillip Lopez

New Orleans
American, Southern

Ryan Shields

Bullfight (Austin)

Ryan Shields is the executive chef at Bullfight - a modernist Spanish restaurant in Austin, Texas. His dishes inclu...

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Ryan Shields

Austin
Spanish, French, Tapas

Rose Lawrence

Red Bread (Los Angeles, CA)

Rose Lawrence is a master of all things artisanal. Initially gaining recognition for her handmade, wild yeast bread, Rose qui...

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Rose Lawrence

Los Angeles
Baking, Farm-to-Table, Food Instruction Classes, Seasonal

Genevieve Gergis

Bestia (Los Angeles)

Pastry Chef Genevieve Gergis is half of the culinary super team behind the wildly successful Los Angeles restaurant Bestia. W...

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Genevieve Gergis

Los Angeles
Sweets, Hand-made pastries

Charlie McKenna

Lillie's Q (Chicago, IL)

Chef Charlie McKenna has become the ambassador for down-home Southern food in Chicago. His three restaurants, all named after...

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Charlie McKenna

Chicago
Southern BBQ, BBQ Sauces, American

Jason Neroni

Catch & Release (Los Angeles)

Jason Neroni is the head chef and co-founder of Catch & Release, a restaurant in Marina Del Rey featuring New England-st...

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Jason Neroni

Los Angeles, New York
American, Seafood, Seasonal

Caitlin Dysart

2941 (Washington DC)

Caitlin Dysart is the pastry chef at celebrated upscale DC restaurant, 2941, where she combines her classic French training...

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Caitlin Dysart

Washington DC
Pastry

Fabian Gallardo

Petty Cash Taqueria (Los Angeles)

Born and raised in Leon, Mexico, Chef Fabian Gallardo has had a lifelong interest in creating. After moving from Mexico to Ne...

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Fabian Gallardo

Los Angeles
Mexican, Local

Tru Lang

Journeyman (Boston)

Tru Lang is the chef de cuisine at Journeyman in Boston, where he showcases seasonal ingredients with elegant, modernist tech...

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Tru Lang

Boston
New American

Louis Tikaram

E.P. & L.P. (Los Angeles)

Louis Tikaram is the executive chef of EP & LP in Los Angeles by way of Sydney, Australia, where he was the executive c...

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Louis Tikaram

Los Angeles
Asian Fusion

Jason Stude

Second Bar + Kitchen (Austin, Texas)

Jason Stude is the chef de cuisine at Second Bar + Kitchen in Austin, Texas. Jason's menus reflect a richness of culinar...

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Jason Stude

Austin
New American, Farm-to-Table

Tom Van Lente

Two (Chicago, IL)

With his Midwestern point of view and a dash of urban panache, Chef Tom Van Lente proves that you don't have to be on a coast...

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Tom Van Lente

Chicago
Midwestern, American

Neal Fraser

BLD (Los Angeles, CA)

Neal Fraser is currently the executive chef and co-owner of Los Angeles power spot BLD, which LA Weekly called “the most us...

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Neal Fraser

Los Angeles
Contemporary American, Modern Comfort

Frank Zanti

Yankee Lobster Co. (Boston, Massachusetts)

Frank Zanti is the head chef and owner of Yankee Lobster Company, a Boston eatery founded by the Zanti Family ...

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Frank Zanti

Boston
American, Seafood

Tommy Habetz

Bunk Sandwiches (Portland)

Chef Tommy Habetz has had an illustrious culinary career. He opened Bunk sandwiches in 2008 with business partner Nick Wood a...

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Tommy Habetz

Portland
Sandwiches, Italian, Pasta

Hourie Sahakian

La Brea Bakery (Los Angeles, CA)

Hourie Sahakian is truly a baking phenom. In 2011 at the age of 23, her very first food industry job was nothing less than ...

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Hourie Sahakian

Los Angeles
Pastry, Modern American

Scott Snyder

Levant (Portland)

Chef Scott Snyder grew up in California, but draws inspiration from his family’s Israeli roots while cooking. He is the Chef ...

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Scott Snyder

Portland
Israeli, Sephardic-Jewish

Tyler Kinnett

Harvest (Boston)

Tyler Kinnett is the executive chef of Harvest in Boston, where he showcases regional ingredients and produce-centric cuisin...

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Tyler Kinnett

Boston
French, Seasonal

Malcolm Mitchell

Mint Gastropub (Richmond, VA)

Malcolm Mitchell is the Washington D.C.-based owner of M. Mitchell the Chef personal chef service, delivering elevated prepa...

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Malcolm Mitchell

Washington, D.C.
Fresh, locally-sourced ingredients

Jason Travi

Littlefork (Hollywood, CA)

Chef Jason Travi is one of the most exciting chefs in Los Angeles. His food is a fresh reflection of his Italian heritage, ...

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Jason Travi

Los Angeles
New England, Italian, Seafood

John Sedlar

Rivera (Los Angeles, CA)

Chef John Sedlar has made a national name for himself by creating innovative, detail-oriented Latin dishes. His current resta...

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John Sedlar

Los Angeles
Latin, Southwest, South American

Gabriel Rosen

Biwa (Portland)

Raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Chef Gabriel Rosen owns and operates popular izakaya, Biwa and sister ramen and juice restaurant,...

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Gabriel Rosen

Portland
Japanese

Josu Zubikarai

SER (Arlington)

Josu Zubikarai is the executive chef of SER in Arlington, Virginia, where he serves Spanish comfort foods from a mo...

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Josu Zubikarai

Washington DC
Spanish, Basque

Joe Henderek

JM Curley (Boston, Massachusetts)

Joe Henderek is the chef at JM Curley, a Boston restaurant that serves American cuisine with a focus on the interse...

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Joe Henderek

Boston
American

Pace Webb

Taste of Pace (Los Angeles)

Pace Webb is the executive chef at her own boutique, Los Angeles-based catering company, Taste of Pace, and is also a leadi...

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Pace Webb

Los Angeles
Farm-to-Table, Seasonal

Josh Drew

Picca (Los Angeles)

Josh Drew is a James Beard Award “Rising Star Chef” nominee, has worked at the world-famous French Laundry, and is ...

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Josh Drew

Los Angeles
Local, Peruvian, Seafood

Eric Greenspan

The Roof on Wilshire (Los Angeles)

Eric Greenspan is known for his bold and imaginative approach to food, striving to make the innovative concepts of fin...

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Eric Greenspan

Los Angeles
American, Grilled Cheese

Christy Vega

Casa Vega (Los Angeles, CA)

Christy Vega was born to a long line of restaurateurs. Her grandparents, who immigrated to Southern California from Tijuana i...

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Christy Vega

Los Angeles
Traditional Mexican Cuisine

Nyesha Arrington

Chef Nyesha Arrington is a young, classically trained chef whose accomplishments have already vaulted her into star status....

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Nyesha Arrington

Los Angeles
French, Fine Dining

Fares Zeidaies

King of Falafel (New York, NY)

Fares "Freddy" Zeidaies is the self-proclaimed (and justifiably so) King of Falafel & Shawarma. In 2010, he won both th...

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Fares Zeidaies

New York City
Falafel, Shawarma, Chicken and Rice

Willy Barling

Willy B's (Los Angeles, CA)

Willy Barling’s beginnings were at Los Angeles’ artisanal burger restaurant, Short Order, where he worked alongside fellow ch...

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Willy Barling

Los Angeles
Farm-to-table, American

Dave Danhi

Grilled Cheese Truck (Los Angeles, CA)

Dave Danhi has single-handedly brought gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches to the masses with the proliferation of his Grille...

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Dave Danhi

Los Angeles
Food trucks, seafood

Susana Querejazu

Odd Duck (Austin, Texas)

Susana Querejazu is the pastry chef at the James Beard nominated Odd Duck restaurant in Austin, Texas. Complimenting the ...

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Susana Querejazu

Austin
Pastry, Dessert

Kelly Boyer

Paleta (Los Angeles, CA)

Chef Kelly Boyer is the epitome of a woman who came, saw, and conquered every challenge she has encountered.  She is cur...

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Kelly Boyer

Los Angeles
Local, Eco-friendly

Jeff Leanheart

The Smith (New York, NY)

Beverage Director Jeff Leanheart has been the creative cocktail force behind The Smith restaurant in New York City for more t...

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Jeff Leanheart

New York City
Cocktails, Spirits, Drinks

Ralph Scamardella

Tao (New York, NY)

Ralph Scamardella is Chef and Partner of the venerable Tao Group, which operates some of the highest grossing, most profita...

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Ralph Scamardella

New York City
Modern Asian, French, Italian

Coco Kislinger

Coco Bakes (Los Angeles, California)

Coco Kislinger is the tour de force behind Coco Bakes, a premiere Los Angeles-based bakery dedicated to proving that&nbs...

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Coco Kislinger

Los Angeles
Baking, Vegan, Gluten Free

Freddy Vargas

Scarpetta (Los Angeles)

Freddy Vargas is the chef de cuisine at the world-famous Scarpetta in Beverly Hills, where he serves up modern, sophisticate...

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Freddy Vargas

Los Angeles
Modern Italian

Ted Hopson

The Bellwether (Los Angeles, California)

Ted Hopson is the executive chef and owner of the Bellwether in Los Angeles, where he showcases seasonal Californian ingredi...

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Ted Hopson

Los Angeles
American, Seasonal

Mark O'Leary

Shojo Asian Bar & Bistro (Boston, Massachusetts)

Mark O'Leary is the executive chef of Shojo Asian Bar & Bistro in Boston, Massachusettes, where he explores the boun...

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Mark O'Leary

Boston
Asian Fusion

Tynan Gibson

Tasty n Sons (Portland)

Chef Tynan Gibson is the evening chef at Portland’s Tasty n Sons, a neighborhood restaurant specializing in an inventive sele...

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Tynan Gibson

Portland
New American, Comfort Food

Bruce Kalman

Union (Pasadena, CA)

Bruce Kalman has perfected a marriage between Northern Italian and Californian cuisine that he showcases at his recent and hi...

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Bruce Kalman

Pasadena
American/Tapas/Small Plates/Italian/Farm to Table

Michael Gulotta

MoPho (New Orleans)

Gulotta was born and raised in New Orleans and found a love for Creole and Cajun cooking at a young age. While pursuing a deg...

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Michael Gulotta

New Orleans
Asian Fusion, Creole/Cajun

Macku Chan

Macku Sushi (Chicago, IL)

Macku Chan is first and foremost a student of sushi and Japanese cuisine. He’ll tell you that the Japanese eat fish seasona...

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Macku Chan

Chicago
Sushi, Japanese

Wilfredo Avelar

Emeril's Delmonico (New Orleans, LA)

Will Avelar, a New Orleans Native and Sous Chef at Emeril’s Delmonico, spent his childhood in Costa Rica, where he was expose...

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Wilfredo Avelar

New Orleans
Cajun/Creole, Southern

Adam Steudle

Barlo (Los Angeles, CA)

Chef Adam Steudle has turned Barlo restaurant into a culinary destination. Located in the Erwin Hotel in Venice Beach, CA, Ba...

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Adam Steudle

Los Angeles
American-New, Comfort Food

Ben Lee

A Voce (New York, NY)

Chef Ben Lee is quickly making a name for himself in New York City. The first-time Executive Chef at A Voce Madison is seamle...

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Ben Lee

New York City
Italian

Jeff Mahin

Stella Barra Pizzeria (Hollywood, CA)

Chef Jeff Mahin has been instrumental in putting Los Angeles pizza on the map. His pizza dough has become what Forbes magazin...

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Jeff Mahin

Los Angeles
Italian, Pizza

Jonathan Sutton

Hillside Supper Club (San Francisco, CA)

Chef Jonathan Sutton is co-founder of The Hillside Supper Club in San Francisco. He and culinary partner Tony Ferrari bring...

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Jonathan Sutton

San Francisco
Sustainable, Seasonal, Market-Driven Cuisine

Kevin Meehan

Kali Dining (Los Angeles)

Kevin Meehan is the executive chef and brains behind Kali Dining, an underground, pop-up, gourmet dinner party hosted in Los ...

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Kevin Meehan

Los Angeles
American, Catering

Corina Weibel

Canelé (Los Angeles, California)

Corina Weibel is the chef and co-owner of Canelé, a French-American bistro in Southern California. At Canelé, Corina crafts...

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Corina Weibel

Los Angeles
French, American

Alberto Cabré

Casa B (Boston, Massachusetts)

Alberto Cabré is the chef and co-owner of Casa B in Boston, where he serves Latin-inspired tapas, and leads a series of cook...

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Alberto Cabré

Boston
Latin, Tapas, Spanish, Caribbean

Filippo Gozzoli

Filippo Gozzoli has demonstrated his expertise in sophisticated, seasonal Italian cuisine all around the world. He most rec...

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Filippo Gozzoli

New York City
Italian, Classical

Frank McClelland

L'Espalier (Boston, Massachusetts)

Chef Frank McClelland is the head chef and proprietor of L’Espalier, one of the most famously esteemed restaurants in th...

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Frank McClelland

Boston
American, French, Seasonal

Christian Page

Short Order (Los Angeles, CA)

A native of Connecticut, Christian takes an innovative, ingredient-first approach to cooking. He currently serves as the Exec...

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Christian Page

Los Angeles
Burgers, American Comfort Food

David Slater

Emeril's New Orleans (New Orleans)

Though David Slater was born and raised in Toronto, he has become an adopted child of New Orleans, the city that has captured...

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David Slater

New Orleans
Cajun/Creole, Southern, American

Bertrand Chemel

2941 (Washington DC)

Bertrand Chemel is the executive chef of the critically acclaimed fine dining restaurant, 2941, in Washington DC. His menus s...

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Bertrand Chemel

Washington DC
French, Mediterranean, Fine Dining

Edgar Torres

Mi Madre's (Austin, Texas)

Edgar Torres is the executive chef at Mi Madre's restaurant in Austin, as well as the executive chef and co-founder of its si...

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Edgar Torres

Austin
Mexican, Tex-Mex

Paul Lee

Patina (Los Angeles)

Paul Lee is the Executive Chef at Patina Restaurant in Los Angeles. Working at the Patina Group’s flagship restaurant at th...

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Paul Lee

Los Angeles
Classic, French

Sam Molavi

Compass Rose (DC)

Sam Molavi is the executive chef at Compass Rose in Washington DC, where he creates New American cuisine made unique by an e...

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Sam Molavi

DC
New American

Carmen Quagliata

Union Square Cafe (New York, NY)

Carmen Quagliata specializes in farm-fresh ingredients with big Italian flavors. Since 2007, he has served as Executiv...

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Carmen Quagliata

New York City
Italian, American, Seasonal

Brian Huston

Boltwood (Evanston, IL)

Chef Brian Huston is one of Chicago's premier chefs. As Chef de Cuisine at The Publican, he made a name for himself by sourci...

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Brian Huston

Chicago
Seasonal, Farm-to-Table

Neal Bodenheimer

Cure (New Orleans)

Neal Bodenheimer is a master mixologist and co-owner/founder of three award-winning bars in his hometown of New Orleans: Cure...

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Neal Bodenheimer

New Orleans
Cocktails

Ricardo Zarate

Picca (Los Angeles, CA)

Known for his immaculate technique and creativity, Chef Ricardo Zarate is regarded as one of the most celebrated ambassadors ...

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Ricardo Zarate

Los Angeles
Peruvian, Small Plates, Peruvian Izakaya

Gaby Dalkin

What's Gaby Cooking blog (Los Angeles, CA)

Gaby Dalkin is a trained chef who runs the food and lifestyle blog "What’s Gaby Cooking." It features fresh, contemporary Cal...

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Gaby Dalkin

Los Angeles
Contemporary Californian, farmers' market ingredients

Daniel Holzman

The Meatball Shop (New York, NY)

Chef Daniel Holzman started cooking at age 15 at some of the finest restaurants in the United States. He went on to attend th...

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Daniel Holzman

New York City
Meatballs, Italian Food

Makani Gerardi

Ultimate Burger (Big Island, HI)

Makani Gerardi didn’t intend to build a gourmet burger empire, but with two successful outposts--Ultimate Burger in Kona, H...

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Makani Gerardi

Los Angeles
Burgers, farm-to-table, Hawaiian

Patricio Sandoval

Mercadito (Chicago, IL)

Chef Patricio Sandoval became a culinary star in Chicago by delivering refined Mexican street food with bold flavors at his r...

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Patricio Sandoval

Chicago
Southern Mexican, Mexican street food, Tacos

Jason Fullilove

Malibu Pier Restaurant and Bar (Malibu)

Fullilove’s passion for food grew partially from his cultured childhood experience. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Full...

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Jason Fullilove

Los Angeles
American, Seafood

Adam Gertler

Dog Haus (Pasadena)

Chef Adam Gertler is a cook, an entertainer, and Würstmacher (sausage-maker) at Dog Haus, the critically-acclaimed gourm...

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Adam Gertler

Los Angeles
Sausages, Hot Dogs

Roy Choi

Chego (Los Angeles, CA)

Regarded as the godfather of the food truck movement with his Kogi BBQ truck, Roy Choi’s masterful fusion of Korean and Mexic...

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Roy Choi

Los Angeles
Korean-Mexican fusion, grilling

Tim Ma

Water & Wall (Washington D.C.)

Tim Ma is the owner and chef at several Washington D.C.-area eateries: Arlington, VA restaurant Water & Wall; and mo...

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Tim Ma

Washington D.C.
Local, New American, Global

Steve Samson

Sotto (Los Angeles)

Steve Samson grew up spending summers in Bologna, Italy, his mother's hometown. Life in Bologna was centered around the dinin...

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Steve Samson

Los Angeles
Italian, Pasta, Pizza