Boston's Culinary Leaders

Ana Sortun

Known for her passion for Turkish cooking, Ana has co-opened ventures throughout Boston and was named ‘Best Chef Northeast’ by the James Beard Foundation.

Haley Fortier

Haley Fortier's vision of creating inclusive spaces that champion small, independent winemakers has led her to open two award-winning wine bars in Boston.

Jody Adams

Jody Adams, a James Beard Foundation award-winning chef and recognized philanthropist, has dedicated over 40 years to launching innovative concepts in Mediterranean dining.

Will Isaza

Born and raised in East Boston, Will Isaza explores his South American heritage through cocktail creations and has operated nationally renowned cocktail bars throughout Boston.

JuanMa Calderon

Chef JuanMa Calderon brings his mother’s rustic home cooking that he grew up with in Lima to award-winning experiences in Somerville, Cambridge, and Vermont.

Tracy Chang

Chef Tracy Chang's fondest childhood memories stem from time spent at her grandmother's Japanese restaurant in Cambridge. She continues her family legacy through curated experiences at PAGU.

Frank Depasquale

Frank DePasquale dreamt of bringing his Italian culture to America one day. Frank is now the ‘unofficial mayor’ of the North End, owning almost a dozen restaurants throughout the city.

Carl Dooley

Carl Dooley, a Boston area native and competitor on Bravo’s Top Chef, mixes his love for travel and flavor with local seafood, produce, and cross-cultural cooking techniques.

Nia Grace

Nia Grace, a Roxbury native and community leader, is at the forefront of Boston's evolving dining scene. Her most recent venture, Grace by Nia, redefines the meaning of dinner and a show.

Chris Kurth

Hooked on farming since his time as a student, Chris Kurth's relationships with Boston area restaurants bring the true meaning of farm to the table to life.

Brian Moy

Brian Moy grew up working in his family's Chinatown restaurants and now owns establishments throughout Greater Boston, including the landmark China Pearl.

Cassie Piuma

Owner of Sarma, Boston Magazine's Top Restaurant of 2023, Chef Cassie Piuma has received multiple nominations for the James Beard Foundation's "Best Chef: Northeast" since 2015.

Maria Rondeau

Maria has founded unique experiences in Somerville, Cambridge, and Vermont that pair good food with the perfect drink and spaces that celebrate provocative design, art, and music.

Jason Santos

When Chef Santos isn't working on Hell's Kitchen, appearing on Bar Rescue, or writing a cookbook, he's bringing playful interpretations of global cuisine to concepts throughout Boston.

Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli

Tom has brought his hospitality management and bartending knowledge to some of the region's most acclaimed restaurants and was named "Best Bartender" by Boston Magazine.

Michael Serpa

Chef Serpa grew up by the stove. He hails from a family of Cuban chefs, including his dad and grandfather, and continues their legacy at some of Boston's premier seafood restaurants.

Evan Turner

Evan Turner, a sommelier and wine director at Krasi Meze & Wine Bar, leads the largest Greek wine list of any restaurant in the country.

Douglass Williams

From Thailand to Paris to New York City and now Boston, Chef Williams, a two-time James Beard Foundation semi-finalist, has worked at some of the best restaurants around the globe.

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