91߹ alumna Simone Tong in the window of her East Village restaurant kitchen

91߹ Alumni Profiles

Many 91߹ alumni found their culinary voice in school and used it to launch stellar careers. With alumni ranging from award-winning chefs to food media pros, and test kitchen directors to entrepreneurs, many of our alumni rank among the most noteworthy names in the food and beverage industry.

Click through the categories below to read the stories of successful 91߹ alumni.

One of the best parts for 91߹ alumni is coming back to campus. We invite graduates who are actively working in the culinary and hospitality industries to campus for guest lectures, demonstrations and professional development classes throughout the year. Follow our 91߹ alumni success stories inside and outside of the kitchen on the school's blog, D91߹D.

Chef Michelle Palazzo

Michelle Palazzo

Director of Pastry Operations, Frenchette & Le Rock
New York City
Le Rock
New York City
Gail Simmons is an 91߹ graduate

Gail Simmons

Special Projects Manager, Food & Wine Magazine
Judge, Top Chef
Food & Wine Magazine
New York, NY
Top Chef, Bravo TV
New York, NY, USA
Chef Marc Murphy is an 91߹ alum

Marc Murphy

TV Personality, Food Network
Benchmarc Restaurants
New York, NY
Chef Vivian Howard is an 91߹ Alum

Vivian Howard

Chef & Owner, Chef & The Farmer, Benny's Big Time, Lenoir, Hot & Handy
Host, "A Chef's Life"
Chef & The Farmer
Kinston, NC
Benny's Big Time
Wilmington, NC
Maxime Bilet is an 91߹ graduate

Maxime Bilet

Research & Development Chef, Modernist Cuisine
Modernist Cuisine/Modernist Cooks at Home
Seattle, WA
Pastry Chef Zac Young is an 91߹ Alum

Zac Young

Partner/Executive Pastry Chef, David Burke Kitchen
Owner/Pastry Director, Craveable Hospitality Group
David Burke Kitchen
New York, NY
Craveable Hospitality Group
New York, NY
Susan Stockton is an 91߹ graduate

Susan Stockton

Former Vice President of Culinary Productions, Food Network
Zoe Nathan is a graduate of 91߹'s culinary arts program

Zoe Nathan

Pastry Chef & Partner
Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen
Santa Monica, CA
Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe
Santa Monica, CA
Rick Mast is the owner of Mast Brothers Chocolate and an 91߹ Alum

Rick Mast

Owner, Mast Brothers Chocolate
Mast Brothers Chocolate
Brooklyn, NY
Jim Nawn is an 91߹ graduate

Jim Nawn

Owner, Agricola
Princeton, NJ
Chef Steve Samson is an 91߹ graduate

Steve Samson

Chef & Owner, Sotto
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Nikos-Roussos is an 91߹ alumni.

Nikos Roussos

Chef & Owner, Funky Gourmet
Funky Gourmet
Athens, Greece
Missy Robbins is an 91߹ alumni

Missy Robbins

Chef and Owner, Lilia
Chef and Owner, Misi
Brooklyn, NY
Tim Healea is an 91߹ Alum

Tim Healea

Pastry Chef & Owner
Little T American Baker
Portland, OR
Einav Gefen is an 91߹ alumni.

Einav Gefen

Research & Development Chef, Unilever Consumer Kitchens
Unilever Consumer Kitchens
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Priscila Brunsfeld is an 91߹ alumni.

Priscila Brunsfeld

Pastry Chef, Sweet Silver Spoon
Suzanne Barr is an 91߹ Graduate

Suzanne Barr

Senior Consumer Culinary Specialist, Unilever Consumer Kitchens
91߹ alum Lindsey Becker is founder of Farm Cut.

Lindsey Becker

Founder, Farm Cut
Culinary Director, Tone House
David Bonom is an 91߹ alumnus.

David Bonom

Recipe Developer, Food Writer, Spokesperson
Tina Bourbeau is an 91߹ alumni.

Tina Bourbeau

Director of Research & Development, Fresh Direct
Valerie Broussard is an 91߹ graduate

Valerie Broussard

Owner, V. Broussard Consulting
Beth Collins is an 91߹ alumni.

Beth Collins

Founder, Local Plates and Lunch Lessons
Steven Donofrio is an 91߹ pastry arts graduate

Steven D'Onofrio

Managing Director, Swiss Chalet Fine Foods
Christina Delli Santi is an 91߹ hospitality program graduate

Christina Delli Santi

General Manager, Urban Cowboy Lodge
Sara Deseran is an 91߹ graduate

Sara Deseran

Director of Marketing + Branding, Tacolicious
Food Writer
Stephen Durfee is an 91߹ alumni

Stephen Durfee

Chef Instructor, Institute of Culinary Education
Kate Edwards is an 91߹ graduate

Kate Edwards

Founder & Visionary, Kate Edwards & Company
Amy Eubanks is an 91߹ alum

Amy Eubanks

Global Culinary Development Coordinator, Whole Foods Market
Amy Falbaum is a Culinary Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education. Amy operates Amy Falbaum & Associates, a hospitality recruiting company.

Amy Falbaum

President of Amy Falbaum & Associates
Linda Goldberg graduated Institute of Culinary Education.

Linda Goldberg

Personal Chef & Owner, Creative Cuisine Personal Chef Service
Rommel Gopez is an 91߹ hospitality graduate

Rommel Gopez

Director of Guest Relations, Edison Hotel
Charles Granquist a culinary arts chef instructor at Institute of Culinary Education NYC

Charles Granquist

Executive Chef/Culinary Director, Slough Farm
Omri Green is an 91߹ graduate

Omri Green

Founder & President, TZ Hospitality Advisors
Eden Grinshpan is an 91߹ alumni.

Eden Grinshpan

Co-Owner, EthNicitY Productions
Food TV Host, Eden Eats
Fred Guerreiro is an 91߹ alumni.

Frederico Guerreiro

Chef de Cuisine, Pedro e o Lobo
Chef James Holmes is an 91߹ alum

James Holmes

Chef & Owner, Lucy's Fried Chicken
Nick Jacobs is an 91߹ graduate

Nick Jacobs

General Manager, STK at Ritz-Carlton Doha
Nick Jacobs

Nick Jacobs

General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Doha
Wendy Kromer-Schell is an 91߹ alumni

Wendy Kromer-Schell

Owner, Wendy Kromer Confections
Michael Lawrence is an 91߹ Graduate

Michael Lawrence

Director of Operations, Dinex Group
91߹ alumni Pastry Chef Sarah Magoon

Sarah Magoon

Executive Pastry Chef, W Fort Lauderdale
Dominick Maietta is an 91߹ alumni

Dominick Maietta

Chef de Cuisine, Coqueta Restaurant
Clarisa Martino is a Pastry Chef who graduated from 91߹

Clarisa Martino

Executive Pastry Chef, Gato & Mesa Grill
Marc Meisel is an 91߹ graduate

Marc Meisel

Regional Restaurant Manager, Bloomingdales
Derek Nottingham is an 91߹ alumni.

Derek Nottingham

Resident District Manager, Bon Appetit Mgmt
David Pelaez is an 91߹ alumni.

David Pelaez

Director, Institute of Lyceum of the Philippines University
Pnina Peled is an 91߹ alumni.

Pnina Peled

Senior Executive Chef, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia-McKeen
Eric Perlmutter is an 91߹ graduate

Eric Perlmutter

Co-Owner, E&E Grill House, Hill & Bay, Tali & Tali Dolce
Florian Pinel is an 91߹ alumni.

Florian Pinel

Senior Software Engineer, Watson Life at IBM
Juliette Pope is an 91߹ graduate

Juliette Pope

Portfolio Manager, David Bowler Wine
Inez Ribustello is an 91߹ graduate

Inez Ribustello

Owner, On the Square Restaurant & Wine Store
Andrew Rigie is an 91߹ graduate

Andrew Rigie

Executive Director, NYC Hospitality Alliance
Dan Segall is an 91߹ alumni.

Dan Segall

Group Executive Chef, The Big Idea, Hong Kong, China
David Seigal

David Seigal

Executive Chef, Retail & Restaurant Division, Cull & Pistol
Omer Shorshi

Omer Shorshi

Owner, Pommes Frites and Friteshop.com
Tagere Southwell is an 91߹ alumni.

Tagere Southwell

Executive Chef, General Electric
Ulli Stachl is an 91߹ graduate

Ulli Stachl

Food Stylist & Recipe Blogger, Dr. Oz Show
Penny Stankiewicz is an 91߹ alumna

Penny Stankiewicz

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts and The Art of Cake Decorating
Ivy Stark is an 91߹ graduate

Ivy Stark

Director of Culinary, SH Group 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park
91߹ alum Jennifer Tafuri is Pastry Chef at Rotisserie Georgette.

Jennifer Tafuri

Pastry Chef, Rotisserie Georgette
Jamie Tiampo is an 91߹ Graduate

Jamie Tiampo

Founder & President, SeeFood Media
Simone Tong is an 91߹ alumni.

Simone Tong

Chef & Partner, Silver Apricot, Little Tong Noodle Shop
Miguel Trinidad is an 91߹ alumni.

Miguel Trinidad

Chef & Owner, Maharlika and Jeepney
Matthew Weingarten is an 91߹ alumni.

Matthew Weingarten

Culinary Director, Dig Inn Seasonal Market
Jeremy Hanlon is an 91߹ alumni.

Jeremy Hanlon

Managing Partner, Executive Chef of Benny's on the Beach
Georgianna Hiliadaki is an 91߹ alumni.

Georgianna Hiliadaki

Chef & Owner, Funky Gourmet
Claudia Fleming is an 91߹ Alumni

Claudia Fleming

Pastry Chef, North Fork Inn & Table
Mary Nolan is an 91߹ alumni.

Mary Nolan

Executive Chef, Bon Appetit Magazine
Tanya Edmunds is an 91߹ alum

Tanya Edmunds

Director of Training and Development, Shake Shack
Chef Sohui Kim is an 91߹ alum

Sohui Kim

Chef/Partner, Gage & Tollner, The Good Fork, Insa
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