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 became 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 sits on the Board of Directors of the New York Zen Center, and has an MFA in poetry from the New School focusing on the language of spiritual nourishment.