Originally from Lyon, France, it was in New York that Chef Daniel Boulud grew to becoming one of America's leading culinary authorities. Boulud's culinary accolades include James Beard Foundation awards of "Outstanding Restaurant," "Outstanding Restaurateur," "Best Chef, New York City" and "Outstanding Chef of the Year." Restaurant DANIEL has been cited as "one of the 10 best restaurants in the world" by the International Herald Tribune, has earned three Michelin stars, and a coveted four-star rating from the New York Times.
Ithai Schori was once a a line cook in Montreal and New York and is now a Brooklyn-based photographer. He is an alum of Bates College.
Jennifer Pelka is the Managing Editor of Gilt Taste. She co-founded Gastronomista, where she writes under the name Daphne Duquesne. She was the Competition Director of the Bocuse d'Or USA Foundation from 2008-2009, and worked for several years as Research Assistant to the great Chef Daniel Boulud. Before becoming a professional foodie, she studied Philosophy of Science at Stanford and the LSE.