Marcus Samuelsson, Richard Grausman, Mark Weiss

Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Richard Grausman, and Mark Weiss

National Board of Directors

RICHARD GRAUSMAN
FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN EMERITUS

Richard began his culinary career in 1969, teaching French cooking throughout the U.S. for Le Cordon Bleu de Paris. His cookbook, At Home With the French Classics, was first published in 1988 by Workman Publishing Co. and is now available in its newly revised edition, French Classics Made Easy. In 1990, he founded C-CAP in 12 New York City schools and it has since expanded to seven locations across the country. For his work with C-CAP, Grausman has received numerous awards including the President’s Service Award and the James Beard Humanitarian Award.

rgrausman@ccapinc.org

MARCUS SAMUELSSON
CO-CHAIRMAN
Chef/Author/Chairman
Marcus Samuelsson Group

MARK WEISS
CO-CHAIRMAN
Chief Investment Officer
RFR Holding LLC

JEFFREY B. SAMUELS
CO-VICE CHAIRMAN
Partner
Paul Weiss

TIM ZAGAT
CO-VICE CHAIRMAN
Co-Chair
Zagat

SHARON T. SAGER
SECRETARY
Managing Director-Wealth Management
Private Wealth Advisor
UBS Financial Services, Inc.

AARON BLUDORN
Executive Chef
Café Boulud

ALAN FISHER
Owner
Fisher Associates

DANYELLE FREEMAN
Founder and Editor
RestaurantGirl.com

MELVIN GINSBERG, C.P.A
Melvin Ginsberg & Associates

DEBORAH GRAUSMAN
Actor/Singer/Voice-Over Artist

DOUG HSIEH
CEO
Avero

SAORI KAWANO
Founder and President
Korin Japanese Trading Corp.

MARK KORNBLAU
Senior Vice President, Communications
NBCUniversal News Group

JENNIFER SOLOMON
COO & CFO
The Art Students League of New York

MICHAEL STILLMAN
President and Founder
Quality Branded

STANISLAS VILGRAIN
Chairman and CEO
Cuisine Solutions

National Advisory Board

JEFFREY S. BARBA
Director, Food & Beverage
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

WILL BLUNT
Managing Editor and Partner
StarChefs.com

PHILIP DEMAIOLO
Executive Chef
Pier Sixty LLC

JEFFREY DRYFOOS
Publisher
Dessert Professional

GALE GAND
Executive Pastry Chef and Founding Partner
TRU, Chicago

ROBERT LAUB
President
Harold Import Company, Inc.

CARY E. NEFF
Vice President
Corporate Culinary Services
Morrison Management Specialists

JACQUES PÉPIN
President
Jacques Pépin, Inc.

RENA POCRASS
Consultant, Dobla USA

JUDITH A. RIZZO, Ed. D.
Executive Director and CEO
James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy

AL ROKER
Al Roker Entertainment, Inc.

DONALD G. TOBER
Chairman and CEO
Sugar Foods Corporation

SCOTT UEHLEIN
VP of Production Innovation and Development
Sonic Drive-In

SHERRY YARD
Vice President Culinary Direction
iPic Entertainment/ Helms Bakery