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 Council 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.


MICHAEL ANTHONY Executive Chef and Partner, Gramercy Tavern
LIDIA BASTIANICH Partner/Chef/Author, FelidiaEataly, and others
CYNTHIA BILLEAUD VP Operations & Human Resources, Michael Mina Group
DANIEL BOULUD Chef/Owner, DanielDBGB plus ten restaurants worldwide
SCOTT CAMPBELL Executive Chef, New Leaf Restaurant
FLOYD CARDOZ Executive Chef, Paowalla
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
MARCUS SAMUELSSON Chef/Owner & Founder, Samuelsson GroupRed Rooster Harlem, plus five restaurants worldwide
ANTHONY SASSO Chef de Cuisine, La Sirena
MICHAEL SCHLOW Chef/Owner, Boston based restaurants Radius and Alta Strada 
PARAS SHAH Executive Chef, Chez Ben
GAIL SIMMONS Special Projects Director, Food & Wine & Judge/Host, “Top Chef" / "Top Chef: Just Desserts”
KATY SPARKS Principal, Katy Sparks Culinary Consulting
BILL TELEPAN Executive Chef, Oceana
MATTHEW WEINGARTEN Culinary Director, Dig Inn

Pastry & Baking

JEAN-FRANCOIS BONNET Executive Pastry Chef/Owner, Tumbador Chocolates
SINA CLARK Vice President of Operations, Magnolia Bakery
RICHARD LEACH Executive Pastry Chef, Park Avenue Seasons
DANIEL LEADER CEO & Founder, Bread Alone Bakeries
ELLEN MIRSKY Freelance Pastry Chef
JOSEPH MURPHY Corporate Pastry Chef, Jean Georges Restaurant Group
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

JASON APFELBAUM President, ROXX Hospitality Corp / Sushi Roxx
JENNIFER BERG Director, Graduate Food Studies, New York University
MARC BUONAGURIO Director of Sales, NCR- Aloha
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
ANDREW RIGIE  Executive Director, NYC Hospitality Alliance
MARTIN SHAPIRO Founding Partner, Myriad Restaurant Group
ALISON TOZZI LIU Editorial DirectorJames Beard Foundation

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