Chef Marc Murphy and other culinary leaders sit on the Advisory Board at the Institute of Culinary Education

Advisory Board

The group includes some of the most respected and creative working chefs and industry experts in the nation.

Our Chefs’ Advisory Board is made up of a wide range of noted professionals, all of whom are committed to excellence in culinary education.

They’re an invaluable resource because they ensure that our education meets their high standards and that our students receive training that properly prepares them for the challenges of the industry.


Culinary Arts

MICHAEL ANTHONY Executive Chef and Partner, Gramercy Tavern
JENNIFER BERGClinical Professor. Department Chair, Nutrition and Food Studies, New York University
DANIEL BOULUD Chef/Owner, Daniel, BarBoulud plus multiple restaurants worldwide
ALEX GUARNASCHELLI Executive Chef, Butter Restaurant, and Food Network Personality, “Alex’s Day Off”
KERRY HEFFERNAN Executive Chef, Grand Banks
MARC MURPHY Chef/Owner, Benchmarc Restaurant Group & Food Network Personality, “Chopped”
MISSY ROBBINS Head Chef & Owner, Lilia and Misi
MARCUS SAMUELSSON Chef/Owner & Founder, Samuelsson GroupRed Rooster Harlem, plus multiple restaurants worldwide
ANTHONY SASSO Chef de Cuisine, La Sirena
MICHAEL SCHLOW Chef/Owner, Boston based restaurants Radius and Alta Strada 
PARAS SHAH Executive Chef, TPC Summerlin
LISA SASSON Clinical Professor, Nutrition and Food Studies, New York University
GAIL SIMMONS Judge/Host, “Top Chef" / "Top Chef: Just Desserts”
KATY SPARKS Principal, Katy Sparks Culinary Consulting
BILL TELEPAN Culinary Director, Metropolitan Museum of Art
MIGUEL TRINIDAD Executive Chef/Owner, 99th Floor Catering
MATTHEW WEINGARTEN Culinary Director, Dig Inn

Pastry & Baking

JEAN-FRANCOIS BONNET Executive Pastry Chef/Owner, Brooklyn Born Chocolate
SINA CLARK Owner/Head Baker, Violet's Bakery
RICHARD LEACH Former Executive Pastry Chef, Park Avenue Seasons
DANIEL LEADER CEO & Founder, Bread Alone Bakeries
ELLEN MIRSKY Freelance Pastry Chef
JOSEPH MURPHY Principal, Counter Hospitality, LLC
SURBHI SAHNI Chef/Owner, Bittersweet NYC
CARYN STABINSKYExecutive Pastry Chef, Mill Street Bar & Table
ELISA STRAUSS Proprietor, Chef Designer, and Author, Confetti Cakes

Restaurant & Culinary Management

JENNIFER BERG Director, Graduate Food Studies, New York University
MARC BUONAGURIO Hospitality Technology Specialist, NCR Corporation
JOSH GOLDIN Co-Founder, Alliance Consumer Growth
SUE KLEIN Consultant & formerly Chief Financial Officer, Night Sky Holdings
MARK MAYNARD-PARISI Partner, Union Square Hospitality Group
SARA MCMONIGLE Director of Purchasing, Butterfield Market
ANDREW RIGIE  Executive Director, NYC Hospitality Alliance
MARTIN SHAPIRO Founding Partner, Myriad Restaurant Group

Hospitality & Hotel Management

MICHAEL ASOUTI General Manager, Garden Inn & Suites JFK
SHARI CHAVEZ Assistant Controller, 50 Restaurant Group LLC
SONNY CHRISTOPHER  General Manager, Washington Square Hotel
DEBORAH CROCE  Director, HR, Ritz Carlton Central Park
MARIA GARCIA  Director, HR, Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel
SAKINA KARIMI General Manager, 414 Hotel
DR. ROBERT KOENIG Associate Dean of Student Advancement & Hospitality, New York Institute of Technology
MARK LAUER General Manager, New York Hilton
BILLY PANAGIOTOPOULOS Catering Sales Manager, The New York Palace
ED STANISZEWSKI General Manager, Sheraton La Guardia East Hotel


Culinary Arts

STEPHANIE IZARD Chef/Owner, Girl & The Goat, Cabra (Los Angeles & Chicago)
JULIO PALMA  Chef/Director of Culinary Operations, Thompson Hollywood Hotels/Mother Wolf
DR. DAVID EDENS Professor & Chef, Cal Poly Pomona
IAM GRESIK Executive Chef/Owner, The Arbour Pasadena
SHERRY RUNGE Human Resources, Michael Mina Group & CEO, Culinarie Staffing
NEAL FRAISER Chef/Owner, Redbird & Vibiana
ANDREW COOPER Executive Chef, La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST

Pastry & Baking Arts

ERIC NG General Manager, Sugar Bloom
SHARON WANG Pastry Chef, Sugar Bloom
RYAN SHAPIRO Sr. Sales Manager, Bottega Louie
ERICA GIBSON Director, Bottega Louie

Restaurant & Culinary Management

KENTLY PAGE People & Culture Coordinator, Thompson Hollywood Hotels
WILLIAM HICKEY Regional Recruiting Manager, The Party Staff 
BRAD METZGER CEO, Restaurant Solutions
MARY SPRINGER Recruiter, Restaurant Solutions
HUGO VELTMAN Recruiter, Culinarie Staffing
MERYL GUEVARA Human Resources Manager, Pacific Palms Conference Resort
CINTHIA COSICO Human Resources Coordinator, Pacific Palms Conference Resort