John Doherty

Meet the Culinary Entrepreneurs: John Doherty

Meet the Culinary Entrepreneurs (MTCE) is an exclusive lecture series featuring some of America's top food business experts. Join us for our upcoming lecture on Feb. 4, as John Doherty speaks to students.

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These lectures are free for current ICE students, $15 for alumni and $40 for general public. 

Institute of Culinary Education

225 Liberty Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10281

John Doherty was the executive chef at The Waldorf-Astoria for 30 years before pursuing his dream of entrepreneurship in 2009. He collaborated with designer Mark Zeff to create Black Barn Restaurant in NoMad and BlackBarn Shop, Café & Bar in Chelsea Market, where he is the chef-owner with his friend from childhood, Tom Struzzieri. John has developed and opened several restaurants, a hotel and more than 60 products for Chicken Soup for the Soul Foods. He also started Heavenly Harvest Foundation, which makes meals for the less fortunate. John has cooked for presidents, royalty and heads-of-state; wrote a cookbook with more than 120 recipes, has honorary masters and doctorate degrees, and multiple awards. He’ll speak about his success at a landmark New York City hotel and the road as a restaurateur since.