La Varenne Alumni News — Spring 2013
Jessica Battilana‘s book, Vietnamese Home Cooking received a 2013 IACP Award in the category of Chefs and Restaurants. It was also nominated for the IACP First Book: Julia Child Award.
Roscoe Betsill is a successful food stylist in New York and his work has been featured in Bon Appetit, Woman’s Day and Los Angeles Magazine.
Nathalie Dupree‘s most recent book, Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking is nominated for a 2013 James Beard Award in the category of American Cooking.
Gale Gand is Chef in Residence at Elawa Farm in Lake Forest, Illinois. She was recently awarded the Food Allergy Initiative’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Marc Halperin is COO of CCD Innovation, a San Francisco based company that identifies trends in the food market place and develops innovative food products.
Amanda Hesser’s website, FOOD52 received three digital media awards at the 2013 IACP Awards. Food52 recently raised $2 million from various investors to continue growing their site.
Martha Holmberg’s new book, Modern Sauces: More than 150 Recipes for Every Cook, Every Day, was nominated for a 2013 IACP Cookbook Award in the category of Single Subject. It is also nominated for a 2013 James Beard Award in the category of Single Subject.
Stephanie Lyness‘s book, The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Italian Cuisine is nominated for a 2013 James Beard Award in the category of Cooking from a Professional Point of View.
Nathan Myhrvold’s latest book, Modernist Cuisine at Home received a 2013 IACP Cookbook Award in the category of Food and Beverage Reference/Technical. It is also nominated for a 2013 James Beard award in the category of General Cooking.
Michelle Rodarte is Cooking School Manager at Central Market at HEB. Central Market Cooking School was nominated for a 2013 IACP Award of Excellence in the category of Cooking School of the Year.
Lesley Stowe is running Lesley Stowe’s fine foods in Vancouver, CA. Her Raincoast Crisps were recently featured as one of Oprah’s favorite things.
Virginia Willis was nominated for a 2013 IACP Award of Excellence in the category of Cooking Teacher of the Year.
Caroline Wright’s book Twenty-Dollar, Twenty-Minute Meals, will be published in May 2013. You can find out more on her new website, www.carolinewrightfood.com.