CEO, D’Artagnan (New York, NY)
When Ariane launched D’Artagnan in 1985, the company was the only supplier of game and foie gras in the country. Today, D’Artagnan is the leading purveyor of organic poultry, game, foie gras, pâtés, sausages, smoked delicacies, & wild mushrooms in the nation.
Ariane is a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement, dedicated to procuring the best from small farms that support humane and sustainable farming practices. She is the founding president of the Les Nouvelles Meres Cuisinieres, recipient of the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from Bon Appétit, and in September 2006 she was awarded the French Legion d'Honneur for her work making French cuisine a part of American life.