Regina Varolli

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of CulEpi, harnessing powerful hospitality voices for a positive impact

Regina Varolli is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of CulEpi, the first-ever media platform that harnesses powerful hospitality industry voices who want to make a positive impact on the world. Wondering what chefs are thinking and doing about important issues like the climate crisis, immigration, women's rights, sustainability and more? CulEpi is the place to find out and to read their own words unfiltered!

Gina is also an inspiring public speaker, and the Co-Curator of 'Let's Talk About It' - a series of meaningful Main Stage panel discussions held annually at PX+ Hospitality Festival in England. She's the author of the Amazon best-seller 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Going to Culinary School, an internationally recognized journalist, and a global-trotting judge of culinary and pastry competitions.

An activist and political thinker, Varolli is a former Washington speechwriter for philanthropic leaders, as well as a Capitol Hill Lobbyist for global human rights and women's rights, and spent many years working to empower survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.

The daughter of a chef-dad from Northern Italy and a restaurateur-mom from Southern California, she grew up in restaurants and no matter what path she's on, she's never strayed far from her roots in hospitality. Today she lives and works in NYC.