About Emily Halpern
EMILY HALPERN’S career in food has included working as Alice Waters' assistant, cooking at Ron Ben Israel Cakes and Chez Panisse, writing for Food & Wine Magazine and Saveur, and working as marketing manager for Di Palo's of Little Italy. She has consulted on projects for The Astor Center, Italian Wine Merchants, LA Amarilla de Ronda, Colangelo PR, and Leite's Culinaria, among others. She also caters desserts for small parties and weddings, and her cupcakes have been in The New York Times. Emily is a CTI Certified coach, and a member of the International Coach Federation. She received an MA in Food Culture and Communications from The University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy, a Grand Diplôme from The French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center), and an MA in Cultural Memory from the University of London. When not coaching fellow food lovers, Emily maintains The Repast Project and works locally on projects related to food, culture, and heritage. Emily is also a classical soprano and has performed a soloist with the New York Philharmonic. She earned her BA in music from Barnard College of Columbia University. A native New Yorker, Emily lives in Brooklyn and happily gobbles up all the delicious food the city has to offer.