Food Bank’s Culinary Council is comprised of more than 50 top chefs, restaurateurs authors and industry leaders who possess a shared commitment to end food poverty in New York City. The Culinary Council increases awareness of NYC’s hunger crisis and Food Bank’s work by helping to bring needed attention to the organization’s challenges and solutions by leveraging their notoriety, talent, resources and networks. Renowned chef, author and TV personality Mario Batali serves as the Chair of our Culinary Council.

  • Ted Allen, TV Host, Author
  • Sunny Anderson, TV Host
  • Dominique Ansel, Chef, Author, Restaurateur
  • Phillip Baltz, Baltz & Company
  • Joe Bastianich, Chef, TV Host, Author
  • Lidia Bastianich, Chef, TV Host, Author
  • Ken Biberaj, Restaurateur
  • April Bloomfield, Chef
  • Daniel Boulud, Chef, Author
  • Anthony Bourdain, Chef, TV Host, Author
  • Danny Bowien, Chef, Restaurateur
  • Tim Buma, Chef
  • David Burke, Chef, Author
  • Anne Burrell, Chef, TV Host, Author
  • Andrew Carmellini, Chef, Author
  • Cesare Casella, Chef, Author
  • David Chang, Chef, Author
  • Caryl Chinn, Caryl Chinn Culinary Consulting
  • Tom Colicchio, Chef, TV Host, Author
  • Gabriele Corcos, Chef, TV Host, Restaurateur
  • Madison Cowan, Chef, Author
  • Yann de RoChefort, Restaurateur
  • Eric Demby, Brooklyn Flea
  • Jake Dickson, Dickson's Farmstand Meats
  • Todd English, Chef, TV Host, Author
  • Barbara Fairchild, Culinary Authority
  • Brad Farmerie, Chef
  • Tyler Florence, Chef, TV Host, Author
  • Marc Forgione, Chef
  • Paulie Gee, Restaurant
  • Alex Guarnaschelli, Chef, TV Host
  • Max Hardy, Chef
  • Jean-Marc Houmard, Restaurateur
  • Hung Huynh, Chef
  • Dan Kluger, Chef
  • Kate Krader, Food & Wine magazine
  • Emeril Lagasse, Chef, TV Host, Author
  • Katie Lee, TV Host
  • Jennifer Leuzzi, Advertising, Marketing & Editorial Consultant
  • Michael Lomonaco, Chef, Author
  • Marisa May, SD26 Events
  • Masaharu Morimoto, Chef, Author
  • Seamus Mullen, Chef, Author, Restaurateur
  • Ruth Reichl, Culinary Authority
  • Missy Robbins, Chef
  • Michael Salvatore, SYSCO Metro New York
  • Aarón Sánchez, Chef, TV Host, Author
  • Michael Schlow, Chef, Author, Restaurateur
  • Lee Brian Schrager, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
  • Tanya Wenman Steel, Clean Plates Omnimedia
  • Susan Ungaro, James Beard Foundation
  • Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Chef, Author, Restaurateur