Cesare Casella

Cesare Casella Cesare Casella is an acclaimed restaurateur, consultant, author and educator based in New York. He is best known as the chef with the rosemary and is rarely without a small bouquet springing from his jacket pocket — a nod to his childhood in Tuscany, where rosemary grew wild For over 35 years, Chef […]

Melissa Ben-Ishay

Melissa Ben-Ishay Melissa Ben-Ishay is the co-founder and CEO of Baked by Melissa, the New York-based dessert company celebrated for its handcrafted bite-size cupcakes and treats. Since it was founded in 2008, Baked by Melissa has opened 14 retail locations in the New York City metropolitan area and beyond, and now ships its products nationwide. […]

Jean Paul Medina

Chef Jean-Paul Medina Chef Jean-Paul Medina Chef Jean-Paul Medina is the Executive Chef/Director of F&B at Callicoon Hills where he develops unique and cuisine-appropriate menus for all outlets of the hotel (restaurant, beer garden, coffee shop, and banquet events). At Callicoon Hills, he creates elevated and delicious farm-to-table dishes, often working with farms right down […]

Dan Gonzalez

Dan Gonzalez Chef Dan Gonzalez – Executive Chef Chef Dan Gonzalez began his culinary career at the original Eldred Preserve as a sous chef. He returns to his roots, now as the Executive Chef, at the newly reimagined establishment, The Homestead Restaurant + Lounge. In the years since his time at the original Eldred Preserve, […]

John Botti

John Botti Chef John Botti – Farm-to-Table Chef, Events + Catering Chef Chef John Botti is renowned in the region for his use of local vendors and markets. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef John’s culinary philosophy centers around incorporating the robust flavors of farm-fresh ingredients as not just a staple, but […]

Joel R. Trocino

Joel R. Trocino Executive Chef, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Chef Joel Trocino joined Legends Hospitality Group as Executive Chef of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in 2022. From catering, concessions, and private events to the museum café and pre-show dinners, Chef Joel is responsible for all food service provided at the 800-acre […]

Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelson Marcus Samuelsson is the renowned chef behind many restaurants worldwide including Red Rooster Harlem and Red Rooster Overtown (Miami), Norda in Gothenburg and Oslo, MARCUS Montreal, Marcus B&P in Newark, Streetbird Las Vegas, Marcus at Baha Mar Fish + Chop House in the Bahamas, and the recently opened Hav & Mar in Chelsea […]

Alex Guarnaschelli

Alex Guarnaschelli Alex Guarnaschelli is a world-renowned chef who, after attending La Varenne Culinary School in Burgundy, France, began her international culinary journey training in Paris and New York with some of the world’s most acclaimed chefs including Guy Savoy and Daniel Boulud. In 2003, Guarnaschelli was given the opportunity to expand her repertoire and […]

Scott Conant

Scott Conant Scott Conant brings flawless technique and an unwavering passion to creating soulful food in a convivial atmosphere. With a career spanning more than 35 years, a portfolio of acclaimed restaurants, cookbooks, television shows and an ever-expanding brand, Conant has established himself as one of the world’s leading chefs.   A graduate of the […]

Geoffrey Zakarian

Geoffrey Zakarian When it comes to the seamless marriage of bold personal style and top-shelf expertise, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian occupies a unique place in the culinary world. For more than 30 years, Zakarian’s uncompromising attention to detail, from the kitchen to the dining room, has reshaped how Americans from coast-to-coast entertain, eat, and feel when […]