Rozanne Gold is a celebrated chef, author, journalist, and philanthropist known for her prolific voice and storied career. At the age of twenty-four, she was the first chef to New York Mayor Ed Koch and went on to become consulting chef to The Rainbow Room and Windows on the World. A four-time winner of the prestigious James Beard Award,  Ms. Gold is the author of thirteen cookbooks and more than six hundred articles about food, trends and dining culture. She has written and produced stories for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and numerous national publications.

A food trends pundit, she has anticipated – and advocated for – culinary change and is responsible for the creation of some of the country’s most enduring trends. Ms. Gold was the entertaining columnist for Bon Appetit magazine, and responsible for saving Gourmet magazine’s library by purchasing it and donating it to New York University. After Hurricane Sandy, Ms. Gold established a pop-up kitchen in Brooklyn to prepare and deliver 185,000 meals to those in need. She is a frequent guest on National Public Radio, and known as a mentor to many young women and men in the food industry.

An impassioned hospice worker and end-of-life doula, Ms. Gold is a Trustee of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. She is a graduate of the New School with an MFA in poetry, where she teaches "The Language of Food," exploring the intersection of cuisine and commerce, poetry and prose. This course, the first of its kind, establishes menu language as a literary form.  READ MORE