Matt Hyland - The Pizza Entrepreneur
When it comes to buzzworthy pizza in New York City, few pie-slingers have achieved a cult following as quickly as Culinary Arts alum Matt Hyland (Culinary '05). After putting in time at some of the city’s hottest pizza havens (including Roberta’s) Matt opened his first restaurant, Emily, in 2014—and has been racking up accolades ever since. Emily has been featured in publications including Saveur, New York Magazine, Tasting Table and the Village Voice.
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In Other Alumni News
Maria Tampakis (Culinary '09) was named executive chef of the Alchemy Club in New York City, an exclusive private members club, which will open its doors in early 2017.
Host of The Daily Meal show, Short Order Dad, Rob Rosenthal (Culinary '94) is releasing a cookbook in May, also called Short Order Dad.
As noted in The New York Times and Grub Street, Sohui Kim's (Culinary/Management '01) new Korean BBQ/karaoke lounge Insa is now open in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Alisa Kogan Wadell (Management '15) just launched her website pumpkinandme.com offering nutrition coaching and healthy cooking classes.
Karina Oliveira’s (Management '15) new catering business AB Eventos, opened earlier this year, continues to thrive in Brazil.
Alexandra Lopukhin (Culinary '04) was interviewed for the Diabetic Foodie blog on the topics of food and its relation to Cystic Fibrosis diabetes.
Maria Tillous (Pastry '15) has recently accepted a cake decorating position at Sugar Coated.
Mashama Bailey (Culinary '01), chef/partner of The Grey in Savannah, GA, was one of The Tasting Table 46, which profiles the nation's top chefs of 2015.
Grub Street reports that Le Turtle, with Greg Proechel (Culinary '10) as its executive chef, is now open.
After 5 years of pizza research Jerry Arcieri (Culinary '12) has opened up his own pizzeria, Aquila Pizza Al Forno, in Little Falls, NJ.
Mary McAuley (Management '11), appeared in Inc. magazine in a story about her thriving wine business, Ripe Life Wines.
Alumni Openings: Buzzworthy Restaurants
ICE celebrates its ability to get students’ feet in the right doors, and we’re thrilled to seem them open doors of their own. This month we celebrate the announced second restaurant openings of ICE alumni Ann Reddingand Matt Hyland, as well as the fifth opening of ICE graduate, restaurateur and TV star Marc Murphy.
• Ann Redding (Culinary '02), co-chef/owner of the Michelin-starred Uncle Boons, keeps it casual with the opening of an eatery called Mr. Donahue, which will feature a "meat plus sides" menu. Read more at grubstreet.com and nytimes.com
• Marc Murphy (Culinary '90), chef/owner of Landmarc Restaurants and Chopped judge, goes the distance, announcing the opening of Grey Salt—his first restaurant outside of NYC—in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, FL.
• Matt Hyland (Culinary '05), chef/owner of Emily, squares up with the opening of his second pizzeria, Emmy Squared, which will focus on Detroit-style square pies, as well as sandwiches. Read more at grubstreet.com
In Other Alumni News
Owner Mario Valadez (Culinary '12), along with his ICE classmate and chef de cuisine, Johangel Rosario (Culinary '12), were mentioned in the excellent New York Times review of Abril Cocina, a new modern Mexican restaurant in Maplewood, NJ.
Sherry Blockinger (Management '11) owner of Sherry B Dessert Studio in Chappaqua, NY, just celebrated its 3rd anniversary with a nod from Travel & Leisure as one of the "15 Best Small-Town Bakeries" in the country.
Katherine Sprules (Pastry '12) of Katherine Sprules Cake Designs was recently highlighted on theknot.com's "Ask the Expert" feature and will also have a cake featured in the Winter 2016 issue of New York Magazine, Weddings.
Jennifer Vellano (Culinary '01), chef/owner of the boutique catering company Maison Prive, has just opened a retail food shop in Bedford, NY: G.E. Brown Fine Food & Provisions.
Jim Gop (Culinary '09) checks in from the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, where he operates Heirloom Fire, a sustainably minded, fire-based catering events company.
Lauren Kenney (Culinary '08) has recently accepted a sous chef position at Renee Erickson's Bar Melusine in Seattle, WA.
Christina Delli Santi (Hospitality '15) has been hired out of externship as front office manager at the Ace Hotel.
Congratulations to our ICE alumni who are celebrating Michelin Stars at the following restaurants:
• Ai Fiori (General Manager, David Schneider, Culinary '02)
• Casa Mono (Executive Chef, Anthony Sasso, Culinary '04)
• Juni (Executive Pastry Chef, Mina Pizarro, Pastry '02); Pastry '09)
• The River Cafe (Executive Pastry Chef, Karen McGrath, Pastry/Management '02)
• Uncle Boons (Co-Chef/Owner, Ann Redding, Culinary '02)
In other Alumni News:
Esquire Magazine bestowed this year's Best New Restaurants honor upon The Grey in Savannah, Georgia with Mashama Bailey (Culinary '01) as executive chef. Also receiving the honor was Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen in Morristown, New Jersey with Erica Leahy (Pastry '01) as executive pastry chef.
Treva Chadwell's (Culinary '08) BeeHive Oven, was featured in the recent New York Times round-up of exceptional NYC biscuits.
Heather Borden (Culinary '14) became the next Chopped champion on the recent Halloween Episode of Food Network's Chopped.
Julia Douglass (Culinary '06) co-directed the animated short film, Chef Do Re Mi, soon to be screened at the 2015 NYC Food Film Festival on Saturday October 24th.
Mario Valadez's (Culinary '12) restaurant Abril Cocina recently took home two prizes at the First Annual New Jersey Taco Festival for their creative tacos.
Brooke Siem (Culinary '09), co-owner of Prohibition Bakery, has published her first book, Prohibition Bakery Cookbook.
Sunny Bang (Culinary '02) announces that his probiotic hot sauce, Sunny Bang's Private Label, is now being carried by Whole Foods.
Madhuri Sharma (Culinary '13) started a cook-at-home Indian cuisine delivery company, Saffron Fix, with distribution from Connecticut to Washington, DC.
Erin Klein (Culinary '14) has recently been hired as manager of Creations Pizza in Farmingdale, NY.
Rose Aluotto (Culinary/Management '09) has most recently been working at EXPO Milano for the United States Pavilion as a Chef at the Food Truck Nation and appeared on Italy's premier cooking show Prova del Cuoco.
Kim Kushner (Culinary '04) released her second book "The New Kosher: Simple Recipes to Savor & Share". According to the book, Kim keeps the focus on healthy recipes with detailed narratives that reflect Kushner as both a passionate instructor and a mom who shares her passion with her family. This is Kushner's second cookbook since the launch of her first one The Modern Menu, which was released two years ago in September of 2013.
Anthony Sasso (Culinary '04), chef de cuisine of Casa Mono, received an amazing 3-star review from the New York Times.
Amy Eubanks (Culinary '99) earned the role of chef de cuisine at L'Amico, the buzzing new restaurant from Laurent Tourondel.
Kristin Worrall (Pastry '14) performed a live baking theater show called "The Recipe," held at Gowanus Art + Production in Brooklyn on Sept 24 & 25.
Matthew Soto (Culinary '12) was hired by The Fashion Chef.
The Michelin Bib Gourmand includes ICE alum as the recipients of in its selection of New York City restaurants trending for 2016: Good Fork (Sohui Kim, Culinary/Management '02 ) and Rye (Cal Elliot, Culinary '01), both in Brooklyn.
Diana Andrews (Culinary '12) landed the position of associate food editor and test kitchen manager at Fine Cooking magazine.
Dani Macchia (Culinary '13) was promoted to the head chef position at The Dolphin Restaurant in Yonkers.
Rodrigo Cabello (Culinary '14/Management '15) was hired as a galley steward at American Cruise Lines.
Dominick Tesoriero (Culinary '05), chef/owner of Mac Truck, ranked among the final three contestants on Food Network’s television show, Food Network Star. After graduating from ICE and thriving at his first externship, Dom worked at a Staten Island catering company, Framboise, which provided him with opportunities to travel the world and cater such events as the Beijing Olympics. Dom later traveled to Italy, refining skills that would land him a position at the Michelin-starred Lincoln Ristorante under Chef Jonathan Benno. Eventually, Dom’s career took an unexpected turn towards Saratoga, where he developed the concept for the city’s first macaroni and cheese truck: Mac Truck. Juggling the roles of chef, electrician, plumber, mechanic and driver, Dom earned rave reviews and tons of press, attracting network shows like ReWrapped, where he won his segment challenge. Food Network Star thus marks Dom’s valiant return to the network, where he quickly became a favorite of such judges as Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay.
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Tesoriero isn’t the only ICE grad chasing culinary stardom. ICE alum Arnold Myint (Culinary ’04) also competed on the most recent season of Food Network Star. The former competitive figure skater original began working in restaurants to support his passion for entertaining. Once he discovered that he connected more with the kitchen than the front of the house, he enrolled at ICE to sharpen his skills. Today, Arnold is the chef/owner of three celebrated Nashville restaurants and regularly appears on television segments across the country.
In other Alumni News:
Grub Street has released its 2015 Fall Preview of 44 Most-Anticipated Restaurant Openings, noting a number of ICE alumni on the list:
• Paras Shah (Culinary '07), executive chef of Kat & Theo with
• Missy Robbins (Culinary '95), executive chef of Lilia
• James Sato (Culinary '03), chef/partner of Chuko Bushwick
• Sohui Kim (Culinary/Management '02), chef/owner of Insa,
Kara Schnaidt (Pastry/Management '13) opened her own specialty cake and cupcake business, Kara Kakes in New Jersey.
Maria Diaz (Management ’15) was hired as a new manager with Shake Shack, currently training to be the general manager of their new location in Queens.
Danamarie McKiernan (Management '12/Culinary '13) is scheduled to appear on the upcoming season of The Great Food Truck Race on Food Network.
Flannery Klette-Kolton (Culinary/Management '08) co-owner of bigLITTLE Get Together, was interviewed by the Huffington Post about the high demand of private catering.
AMIE Bakery, owned by Amie Smith (Pastry '10), was recently named Best Bakery in Cape Cod by Cape Cod Magazine.
Tom Kearney’s June was mentioned in the New York Times round-up of chef-inspired bars.
Zagat 30 Under 30
This year’s Zagat 30 Under 30 list features “Rock Stars Redefining the Industry,” including ICE’s alumni Esther Choi (Culinary '11) owner of mŏkbar in Chelsea Market and Michael Shain (Culinary & CMD '10), general manager of Union Square Hospitality Group's Porchlight Bar.
“When she opened mŏkbar last May, Choi had one goal in mind — to introduce diners to her grandmother’s Korean cooking using an easy-to-recognize vehicle: ramen. The clever concept earned Choi one of the most coveted storefronts in New York City — a stand inside Chelsea Market…”
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“Shain actually never planned to work in hospitality — he studied marketing and communications and hoped to go into entertainment or media. Now he’s running one of the most popular cocktail spots in town alongside mixologist Nicholas Bennett, concocting eye-opening drinks such as the cyan-hued Gun Metal Blue.”
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Other Alumni News:
The New York Times published a "Critics' Pick" review of Jason Soloway's (Management '11) The Eddy.
Mashama Bailey's (Culinary '01) restaurant, The Grey in Savannah, GA, was profiled in the New York Times Food section.
Joncarl Lachman (Culinary '02), chef/owner of Noord in Philadelphia, is opening up another Philly spot called Restaurant Neuf, which will feature North African-inspired French cuisine.
Amanda Mohammed (Pastry '07) is opening her own bakery, Pink Lily, in Kew Gardens, Queens.
Matthew Weingarten (Culinary '01) has taken on the role of culinary director for Dig Inn Seasonal Market.
Tiontay Castillo (Pastry '15) completed her externship and accepted a pastry cook position at Print Restaurant.
Sean Houston (Pastry '15) completed his externship at the Carlo's Bakery commissary in Jersey City, NJ, and will be staying on as a pastry assistant.
Manuel Pastrana (Hospitality '12) is now overnight manager at 1 Hotels Miami Beach.
Ari Botsford (Culinary '12) is now a NYC sales rep for Debragga and Spitler, a premier meat purveyor.
Joe Johnson (Culinary '14) is Co-Lab Manager at Journee, the soon-to-launch community for restaurant professionals to meet, learn and share.
Marc Murphy Accepts Award of Excellence
Marc Murphy (Culinary '90) accepted an excellence award from Secretary of State John F. Kerry for his outstanding service as a culinary ambassador on behalf of the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership.
After Murphy graduated from ICE in 1990, he went on to make his name as the executive chef at Cellar in the Sky and the opening chef at La Fourchette. Today, he is the chef/owner of Benchmarc Restaurants and appears regularly as a judge on Food Network’s popular show Chopped.
In 2012, Marc joined the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Culinary Partnership, where he participates in public diplomacy programs that engage foreign audiences both abroad and during their visits to the United States.
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Other Alumni News
Renee Faris (Pastry 2009) opened Erie Coffee Shop & Bakery in Rutherford, NJ and has hired fellow ICE alum Michelle Halwaji (Pastry 2013) as their new baker.
Robert Hyden (Culinary '14/Management '13) opened the first US franchise of COBS Bread in Stamford, CT.
Matthew Gerbasio (Culinary '12) opened a gourmet hot dog stand, Just Dogs by MMG Kitchen, in Buchmuller Park, NJ.
Danamarie McKiernan (CMD '12 & Culinary '13) is a founding partner of h360, a hospitality consulting firm that is launching the NYC chapter of NYCindustree, which will be having their inaugural industry networking event on June 29.
Robert Riccardi (Culinary '11) has been promoted to sous chef with Restaurant Associates at The Met.
Tony Scotto (Culinary '04), former chef de cuisine of Del Posto, has been named the opening executive chef for Ricci Restaurant, a new Joe Bastianich restaurant in Milano, Italy.
Rick Horiike (Culinary '06) was named executive chef of the soon-to-open Doka Square in the Lower East Side.
Phil Hering (Culinary '12) has accepted the position of sous chef at Barbuto in the West Village.
Suzanne Cupps Opens Untitled at the Whitney
ICE grad Suzanne Cupps (Culinary '06) is making news as the chef de cuisine at Union Square Hospitality Group’s Untitled, located in the newly relocated Whitney Museum. After training at ICE, Cupps completed an externship with Tom Colicchio, then worked under Anita Lo for several years before becoming a sous chef at Gramercy Tavern. Cupps’ passion for seasonal cooking will inform the menu at Untitled, offering a monthly rotation of seasonal, produce-focused dishes.
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Other Alumni News
Max Calicchio's (Culinary '05) restaurant Max's Es-Ca was chosen to represent Staten Island at Macy's Bite of the Boroughs event.
Eustacia Huen (Pastry '14) is working as a Food and Style contributor for Forbes Life.
Janevha Gregg (Pastry '00) is the new executive pastry chef for The Rainbow Room.
Michael Shain (Culinary/Management ’10) is general manager of Porchlight, the Union Square Hospitality Group’s first bar concept.
Kalissa Byrd (Culinary '15) was hired as a kitchen assistant at Everyday With Rachael Ray after completing her externship.
Rich Beichner (Culinary '91) is now executive chef of Skytop Resort, a historic luxury resort in the Poconos.
Christine Lisa (Pastry ’12), a current pastry cook at Gramercy Tavern, has been awarded the first AIWF Sabbatical.
Former classmates Julia Austin (Management '14) and Nicole Nettles (Management '14) are managing new restaurant Caci North Fork in east-end Long Island where they have won Diners' Choice awards for 6 months.
Cameca Bacchus's (Pastry '11) company, Creations By Cameca will start selling pastries and baked goods at the Long Island City Flea Market this summer.
Sebastian Royo (Culinary '11) is launching a food truck, El Rudo in Dallas, TX.
Zoe Nathan (Culinary '01) adds another restaurant to her group: Cassia, a Southeast Asian collaboration with chef Bryant Ng, is located in Santa Monica, CA.
ICE alum Gina DePalma Takes Home the “Golden Bowl”
Gina DePalma (Culinary ’94) won the Golden Bowl award for the 2015 Women Who Inspire Awards as part of the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, which took place on April 20th, 2015. DePalma is most well known for her time as the pastry chef at Babbo, Chef Mario Batali’s flagship restaurant. Prior to that, Gina held positions at Gramercy Tavern and the Cub Room. As a chef-writer, DePalma contributed the dessert chapter to The Babbo Cookbook and in 2007, wrote her own book, Dolce Italiano, Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen. In 2009, she was named one of the Ten Best Pastry Chefs in America by Pastry Art and Design magazine.
2015 IACP Awards
Three ICE alumni were winners in the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)'s 2015 cookbooks and journalism awards: Kristen Miglore (Culinary ’09) won "Best Culinary Column" for Genius Recipes on Food52 (where she is the Executive Editor); Jody Eddy (Culinary ’07) won the "Judges Choice" award for her book North: The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland (Ten Speed Press); and Ramin Ganeshram (Culinary ’02) won in the "Children, Youth and Family" category for Future Chefs: Recipes by Tomorrow's Cooks Across the Nation and World (Rodale).
Laurielle Clark (Culinary '02), a chef with Wellness in the Schools, was featured in a CBS News segment about teaching kids to make healthy food choices.
Frank DeCarlo's (Culinary '86) restaurant, Peasant, turns 15 this year, and garnered a great review in The Village Voice.
Jenna Helwig (Culinary ’08), food editor at Parents magazine, came out with her first cookbook, Real Baby Food (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
Ann Redding (Culinary ’02), chef/owner of Uncle Boons, received a terrific 2-star review in Eater.
Mashama Bailey (Culinary '01), executive chef of The Grey, in Savannah, GA, is featured for her approach to regional cuisine in a short video by the Southern Foodways Alliance.
Marc Murphy (Culinary '90), Chopped judge and chef/restaurateur, came out with his first book, Season with Authority.
Magdiel Hernandez (Culinary '15) was hired out of his externship at Le Cirque.
Maria Zizak's (Management '06) restaurant Korzo appeared on Eater's list of NYC's best international burgers.
Leigh Suznovich (Culinary '13) has developed a successful food blog Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen, which consistently receives 3,000 hits a day.
Women of ICE Praised by am New York
am New York shined the spotlight on 15 women currently changing the food and beverage industry in New York City. Six of these women are ICE alum celebrated for their diverse contributions to the food industry. Those featured in this special round-up are (pictured on left from top to bottom) Ann Redding (Culinary '02), Mina Pizarro (Pastry '02), Suzanne Cupps (Culinary '06), Mary Attea (Culinary '11), Amy Stonionis (Culinary and Management '07), and Esther Choi (Culinary '11).
Two ICE alumni announced as finalists for the 2015 James Beard Journalism Awards:
Greta Anthony (Culinary '95), Martha Stewart's Cooking School (Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location); Producer
Kristen Miglore (Culinary '09), Food52 (Group Food Blog); Executive Editor
Fox 5 News visited the top 3 cookie bakeries in NYC, with ICE alumni taking 2 of the coveted spots: Zac Young (Pastry '06), executive pastry chef for David Burke at Bloomingdales and Connie McDonald (Culinary '93), owner of Levain Bakery.
One Girl Cookies head baker/co-owner, Dave Crofton (Pastry '03), and wife/founder, Dawn Casale, appeared in Bon Appetit with their whoopie pie recipe, as well as a video about how they met while he was a pastry student at ICE.
Dina Cheney (Culinary '03) published her fifth cookbook: Mug Meals: Delicious Microwave Recipes (The Taunton Press).
Dani Macchia (Culinary 2013) appeared as a contestant on Cutthroat Kitchen on the Food Network.
Anthony Deberto (Culinary '07) was recently hired as head chef of the Mendham Golf & Tennis Club in Mendham, NJ.
Michal Shelkowitz (Pastry Arts '05) recently joined the newly opened New York outpost of Munchery as pastry chef.
Kelley Slagle (Culinary '03) has a new business, Farm To Glass Tours, where she leads tours to farm-based wineries, breweries, and distilleries in the Hudson Valley.
Jenny Wang (Culinary '13) received a grant from the Ment'or foundation to conduct grant work at Atera this coming fall.
Jonille Thompson-Chin (Culinary/Management '07) was hired as a wine sales representative by Frontier Wine Imports.
Jonathan Goldberg (Management '03) is now general manager of August, which has relocated to the upper east side.
James Beard Award Semi-Finalists Announced
The James Beard Award Semi-Finalists have been announced, and we're thrilled to see the ICE alumni among the nominees:
"Best New Restaurant"—Mashama Bailey (Culinary ’01), executive chef of The Grey in Savannah, GA
"Outstanding Baker"—Tim Healea (Culinary ’98), head baker/owner of Little T American Baker in Portland, OR
"Best Chef, Northwest"—Rachel Yang (Culinary ’01) co-chef/owner of Joule, Revel and Trove in Seattle, WA
"Best Chef, Southeast"—Vivian Howard (Culinary ’03), chef/owner of Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, NJ
Other Alumni News
Two alumni were named 2015 New York City Rising Stars by StarChefs: Mina Pizarro (Pastry ’02), pastry chef of Juni, (Pastry Chef category) and Ann Redding (Culinary ’02), co-chef/owner, Uncle Boons (Restaurant Concept category).
Trove in Seattle, WA, the newest restaurant by chef/owner Rachel Yang, has been named one of GQ magazine’s "Best of 2015."
Missy Robbins (Culinary '95) was recently interviewed by Grub Street about her new restaurant, Lilia, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Jenny Wang's (Culinary '13) supper club took the number one spot in 7 x 7 magazine’s list of 10 Fabulous Underground Supper Clubs in San Francisco.
Pnina Peled (Culinary '00) is now the senior executive chef for New York Presbyterian Hospital, putting her in charge of VIP patient menus, high-end catering, and the hospital's private restaurant.
The New York Times review of Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, in Morristown, NJ, touted pastry chef Erica Leahy's (Pastry '01) noteworthy desserts.
Matt Meyer (Management '06) is now area director for Shake Shack's Chicago restaurants. He began with the company back in 2008 at the original Madison Park location. And Steve Dos Santos (Management '14), was named opening manager at the new Shake Shack in Bridgewater, NJ.
Josh Laurano (Culinary '05), executive chef of Lupa, was celebrated in a recent Tasting Table article on its house-made charcuterie.
Andrea Lynn (Culinary '05) has published another food book, Queens: a Culinary Passport: Exploring Ethnic Cuisine in New York City's Most Diverse Borough.
Lejla Bunardziu (Pastry '14) has been hired out of externship at Alfonso's Pastry Shoppe as a cake decorator.
Peter Shelsky (Culinary '02) will be adding an traditional Jewish deli counter to his shop, Shelsky's Smoked Fish in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
Claudia Fleming: Goddess of New American Pastry
ICE alum Claudia Fleming (Culinary '88) was named Goddess of New American Pastry (East Coast) by Elle Magazine. Claudia's restaurant career started by chance in 1984, when she waited tables at Jonathan Waxman’s groundbreaking Jams. After graduating from ICE, she took a position behind the stoves at Danny Meyer's Union Square Café. Remaining in Meyer's restaurant empire, Fleming eventually rose to fame as the pastry chef for Gramercy Tavern, where her culinary background distinguished her uniquely flavorful pastries from those of her contemporaries. During her time at Gramercy, Claudia won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef in 2000. That same year, Pastry Arts & Design named her one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America and in 2002, she won the award for "Best Pastry Chef of the Year" in Bon Appétit. After leaving Gramercy Tavern, Fleming opened the North Fork Table and Inn on Long Island's North Fork with her husband, chef Gerry Hayden.
Also featured in Elle
Two ICE alumni are featured in Elle Magazine's "30 Restaurants Where Women Call the Shots" featured in Elle Magazine: Rachel Yang (Culinary ‘01) for her new restaurant, Trove, in Seattle, and Mashama Bailey (Culinary ’01) who is making headlines at The Grey in Savannah, GA.
Other Alumni News
Jennifer Etzkin (Culinary '09) has been named executive chef of Corner, one of the restaurants in the new JW Marriott in Austin, TX. The hotel will be the largest JW Marriott in North America.
Michelle Gardner's (Management '14) new Japanese matcha café, Chalait, was recently mentioned in DNAInfo.
Rae Anne Pavlovic (Culinary '08) is vying to be named "culinary explorer" for King's Hawaiian. She made it past the first round of challenges and will be one of 20 finalists competing for the spot.
San Francisco Eater reports that Ryan Farr's (Culinary '01) barbecue joint, 4505 Meats will provide the food for The Yard, a new beer garden opening soon by the San Francisco Giants baseball team.
Jason Soloway’s (Management ’11) runaway hit The Eddy, received a stellar review in The New Yorker.
Marita Lynn's (Culinary '04) new restaurant, Runa, in Red Bank, NJ, got an amazing 3-star review from the Star Ledger.
Laura Wilson (Pastry ’02) has a new job as account manager at Principe Foods USA, Inc.
Zuma New York has just opened, with executive chef Carlos Jorge at the helm…
James Sato (Culinary ’03), partner in Chuko ramen bar, is adding a second location in Bushwick, Brooklyn, in March.
Carlos Jorge (Culinary '01) will helm the kitchen at Zuma, an award-winning restaurant in London now opening a location in New York City.
John Parisi (Culinary '13) has recently been hired as executive chef for the soon to be open 16th Front Street restaurant in Haverstraw, NY.
Joe Brancaccio (Culinary '95), chef/owner of Brancaccio Food Shop, in Brooklyn, is celebrating 5 great years in business, as highlighted in the Ditmas Park Corner blog.