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. 

  • 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
  • April Bloomfield, Chef
  • Daniel Boulud, Chef, 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
  • Brad Farmerie, Chef
  • Tyler Florence, Chef, TV Host, Author
  • Marc Forgione, Chef
  • Paulie Giannone, Restaurateur
  • Alex Guarnaschelli, Chef, TV Host
  • Max Hardy, Chef
  • Jean-Marc Houmard, Restaurateur
  • Amanda Kludt, Editor in Chief, Eater
  • Dan Kluger, Chef
  • Kate Krader, Food & Wine magazine
  • Gabriel Kreuther, Chef, Restaurateur
  • Emeril Lagasse, Chef, TV Host, Author
  • Katie Lee, TV Host
  • Jennifer Leuzzi, Advertising, Marketing & Editorial Consultant
  • Michael Lomonaco, Chef, Author
  • Masaharu Morimoto, Chef, Author
  • Seamus Mullen, Chef, Author, Restaurateur
  • Missy Robbins, Chef
  • Aarón Sánchez, Chef, TV Host, Author
  • Michael Schlow, Chef, Author, Restaurateur
  • Lee Brian Schrager, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
  • Chris Scott, Chef, Restaurateur
  • Tanya Wenman Steel, Clean Plates Omnimedia
  • Kristen Tomlan, Chef, Restaurateur
  • Susan Ungaro, James Beard Foundation
  • Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Chef, Author, Restaurateur