The Daily Meal Welcomes a Stellar Array of Culinary Advisors

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Suzanne Goin, Joe Bastianich, Susan Feniger, and José Andrés are just a few of the members in The Daily Meal Council.

  • Dorothy Cann Hamilton, New York City. Founder and CEO of the International Culinary Center.
  • Gabrielle Hamilton, New York City. Chef–restaurateur (Prune), author of Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef.
  • Melissa Hamilton, Lambertville, N.J. Writer, editor, producer, Canal House, and former director of the Saveur kitchen.
  • Kerry Heffernan, New York City. Chef and fisherman.
  • Christopher Hirsheimer, Erwinna, Pa. Photographer, producer, writer, Canal House, and founding co-editor of Saveur.
  • Raymond Hook, New York City. Cheese expert and managing partner, Raymond Hook Specialty, a growth strategy company for specialty food producers.
  • Madhur Jaffrey, New York City. Author of more than 25 cookbooks, television personality, actress.
  • Dorothy Kalins, New York City. Writer and editor, founding editor of Saveur.
  • Paul Kahan, Chicago. Executive chef–partner, Blackbird, avec, The Publican, Big Star, Publican Quality Meats, and Nico Osteria.  
  • Peter Kaminsky, Brooklyn. Author of numerous books on food, home chef, and angler.
  • Jenifer Lang, New York City. Journalist, author, former owner and managing director of Café des Artistes.
  • Tim Love, Fort Worth. Chef–restaurateur (Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Love Shack, White Elephant Saloon, and Queenie's Steakhouse), co-founder of the Austin Food & Wine Festival, and official chef of the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
  • Deborah Madison, Galisteo, N.M. Founding chef of Greens restaurant in San Francisco and author of Vegetable Literacy and 11 other cookbooks.
  • Zarela Martinez, New York City. Author, cooking teacher, former chef–restaurateur (Zarela's).
  • Thomas McNamee, San Francisco. Author of Alice Waters and Chez Panisse and The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance.
  • Rich Melman, Chicago. Founder and Chairman of the Board of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, operating more than 70 venues in Chicago and beyond.
  • Mary Sue Milliken, Los Angeles. Chef and Co-owner of the Border Grill restaurants and trucks, author, media personality, and food policy advocate.
  • Marion Nestle, New York City. Author, blogger, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University
  • Ken Oringer, Boston. Chef–restaurateur (Clio, Uni, Toro, La Verdad, and Coppa in Boston, Earth at Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, Maine, and Toro in New York City).
  • Louis Osteen, Pawley's Island, S.C. Chef and consultant.
  • Cindy Pawlcyn, St. Helena, Calif. Chef–restaurateur (Mustards Grill and Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen.).  
  • Jacques Pépin, Madison, Conn. Chef, cooking teacher, cookbook author, and television personality.  
  • Charles Perry, Los Angeles. Writer and food historian specializing in the Middle East.
  • Maricel E. Presilla, Hoboken, N.J. Culinary historian, author of Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America and other books, and chef–owner of Cucharamama, Zafra, and Ultramarinos in Hoboken.
  • Ruth Reichl, New York City. Former restaurant critic of the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times and last editor-in-chief of GourmetTop Chef Masters judge, and author of numerous books, including the new novel, Delicious!.
  • Andrea Reusing, Chapel Hill, N.C. Chef–restaurateur, Lantern, and author.
  • Alain Sailhac, New York City. Chef, consultant, and executive vice president and dean emeritus at the International Culinary Center.
  • Lydia Shire. Boston. Chef–restaurateur (Scampo, Towne Stove & Spirits).
  • Nancy Silverton, Los Angeles. Founder of La Brea Bakery, cookbook author, and chef–restaurateur (Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza, Chi Spacca, etc.).
  • André Soltner, New York City. Longtime chef–owner of Lutéce, Dean of Classic Studies at the International Culinary Center.
  • Gabino Sotelino, Las Vegas and Chicago. Chef and partner, Cafe BabaReeba (Chicago), Mon Ami Gabi (various locations), and three other restaurants.
  • Frank Stitt, Birmingham, Ala. Chef–owner, Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega, and Chez Fonfon.
  • Kim Sunée, Anchorage, Alaska. Former food editor, author of Trail of Crumbs and A Mouthful of Stars.
  • Norman Van Aken, Orlando. Chef–restaurateur (Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton), author, cooking teacher, and media personality.
  • Marc Vetri, Philadelphia. Chef–owner of Vetri, Osteria, Amis, Alla Spina, and Pizzeria Vetri in Philadelphia and Osteria in Moorestown, N.J., and co-founder of the Vetri Foundation.
  • James Villas, East Hampton, N.Y. Former food and wine editor of Town & Country and author of Southern Fried and 17 other cookbooks and books on food, plus two novels. 
  • Robb Walsh, Houston. Author, food editor of Houstonia magazine, and restaurateur (El Real Tex-Mex Café).
  • Alice Waters, Berkeley. Founder and partner, Chez Panisse; cookbook author; food policy advocate; founder, The Edible Schoolyard.
  • Jonathan Waxman, New York City. Pioneering "new American" chef, chef–restaurateur (Barbuto), cookbook author.
  • Ari Weinzweig, Ann Arbor, Mich. Author and CEO and co-founding partner of Zingerman's Community of Businesses, including Zingerman's Delicatessen and seven related enterprises.
  • Jasper White, Boston. Chef–partner of the Summer Shack restaurants and partner in Georges Bank, LLC, a wholesale boat-to-table seafood operation. 
  • Anne Willan, Santa Barbara. Author of the memoir One Soufflé at a Time and more than 30 cookbooks, culinary historian, and founder of La Varenne Cooking School in Paris.
  • Barry Wine, New York City. Former chef/owner of The Quilted Giraffe and international culinary consultant.
  • Paula Wolfert, Sonoma. Author of The Food of Morocco and eight other cookbooks and cooking teacher.