Meet Dana Slatkin

Dana is a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef, cookbook author, food blogger and cooking class instructor in Los Angeles. She trained in France with Michelin Three-Star chefs Georges Blanc and Michel Guerard with renowned patissier Pierre Herme at Fauchon. After cooking in New York City at Bouley, Dana moved to Los Angeles to become General Manager at L’Orangerie, one of the city’s most highly regarded formal restaurants. In 1994, seeing a need to engage her local community, she launched the Beverly Hills Farmers Market, using the name and inspiration for her own line of award-winning food products, which she sold to airlines and supermarkets for a decade.

Dana’s first cookbook, Summertime Anytime:  Recipes from Shutters On the Beach, was published in 2008 by Clarkson Potter. Dana’s appearances include The Today Show, ABC News, Extra!, Martha Stewart Radio, Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference in Long Beach, UCLA Festival of Books and NAPTE. In addition to contributing to The Huffington Post, she has been featured in Food + Wine Magazine, C Magazine, Jewish Journal, The Huffington Post and Town + Country. Dana has been an online video personality for Oprah, Crisco, Smuckers, Little Black Dress Vodka, Goodbite and 360 Cookware. She is currently at work on a food-related television show. BE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE TO HER BLOG, and shop