Culinary Advisors

Jesse Ziff Cool

Owner and Founder, Cooleatz

Palo Alto, CA / Independent Board Member
Dedicated to sustainable agriculture and cuisine for over 35 years, Jesse is an advocate for local, sustainable,...

Cynthia Daddona

Cynthia Daddona is an award-winning on camera personality, food and travel journalist and host of #1 NY Times About.com...

Mary Ann Esposito

Mary Ann is the creator and host of the nationally televised PBS series, Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito™. The...

Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Nancy has a passionate interest in Mediterranean food and cultures, and she has played an important and ongoing role at...

Steven Jenkins

Variously described in print as “New York’s highest-profile grocer” (New York Magazine), “the...

Aglaia Kremezi

Aglaia Kremezi was born in Athens and for six years lived on Kea, an island of the Cyclades. She is a journalist,...

Steven Petusevsky

Highly acclaimed chef Steven Petusevsky is widely known as a pioneer in the pairing of health and exceptional taste....

Amy Riolo

Chef, Cuisine and Culture Expert, and Educator

Washington, DC
Amy Riolo is a graduate of Cornell University based in Washington, DC. As an award-winning author, chef, television...

Lorna Sass

Lorna Sass is a widely published food writer and an award-winning cookbook author. Her career in food began as a...

Michele Scicolone

Michele Scicolone is a cookbook author and writer who specializes in food, wine and travel. She is the author of 16...

David Shalleck

David Shalleck has worked for over two decades in the food business as a chef and television culinary producer...

Ana Sortun

In her memoir, Eating My Words, food writer Mimi Sheraton included Ana Sortun as one of the country’s “best...

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