Our Experts

Finding the best recipes and cooking techniques can be a challenge. To help you navigate the culinary landscape, we've gathered insights from some of the top experts in the field.

James Dumapit

James Dumapit

Executive Chef, Bar Miller

James Dumapit is the Executive Chef of Bar Miller, the omakase restaurant from the team behind acclaimed sushi restaurant Rosella, with an emphasis on locally sourced, sustainable fish and seasonal ingredients. James started his culinary career at Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant Uchi, in Austin, Texas, where he met Jeff Miller, co-owner of Rosella. James then was on the opening team as Chef de Cuisine at Loro, an Asian smokehouse and bar in Austin, where he developed the menu. He also spent time in the kitchens at Bufalina and Suerte, before moving to New York in 2021 to join the Rosella team with co-owners Jeff and TJ Provenzano. Rosella Bar Miller is the natural progression from what James and the team started together at Rosella, and will offer an omakase experience that showcases sashimi, nigiri, toasts, and desserts, adapted from a traditional Japanese model to focus on locality, sustainability, and full utilization.

Sarah Fennel

Sarah Fennel

Baker, Broma Bakery

Sarah Fennel is the baker, photographer, and recipe developer behind the incredibly popular Broma Bakery, the social and digital platform founded in 2010 with nearly 2.3 million followers across Instagram and TikTok. Sarah, a self-taught baker from Boston, MA, started her highly visual blog Broma Bakery in 2010, combining her love of photography and insatiable sweet tooth. For more than a decade, Broma Bakery has garnered a massive, loyal following with recipes ranging from classic cookies and cakes to unique brownies, playful pies, and indulgent ice creams, as well as recipes rooted in nostalgic Americana desserts with a modern twist like blueberry muffin cookies, tiramisu layer cake, and fluffernutter blondies.

Sarah is also the founder of Foodtography School, a collection of courses and digital products sold to over 12,000 food bloggers, photographers, influencers, and small business owners. Sarah's debut cookbook is titled "Sweet Tooth: 100 Desserts to Save Room For (A Baking Book)."

Cody Goldstein

Cody Goldstein

Owner and Creative Director, Muddling Memories

Cody Goldstein is one of the most recognized and acclaimed mixologists in the industry. After years of training in Michelin-starred and highly acclaimed bars/restaurants, he was honored to be the first and only mixologist named to the celebrity-studded Food Council of City Harvest. Cody has been featured in various news outlets such as Fortune Magazine, Forbes, and Business Insider, along with television appearances on The Today Show, GMA, Bon App├ętit, and more. Highly recognizable brands such as TAZO, DKNY, and Rao's Homemade Patron have partnered with Cody to be their spokesperson. Cody is also the co-author of four successful cocktail books ("Tequila Mockingbird" (10th Anniversary Extended Edition), "Gone with The Gin", "Hickory Daiquiri Dock", and "Are You There God? It's Me, Margarita."

Michael Lomonaco

Michael Lomonaco

Executive Chef, Porter House

Michael Lomonaco is one of the executive chefs of Porter House, the iconic American steakhouse and restaurant located in New York City. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Chef Lomonaco rose to fame as the chef of legendary restaurants like Le Cirque, 21 Club before opening his first restaurant Windows of the World atop the original World Trade Center. He opened Porter House in 2006, and nearly 20 years later, it's consistently named among the best steakhouses and most loved restaurants in the city.

In addition to his culinary work, Lomonaco also has an established career in food media; he has hosted programs on Discovery Channel and Food Network and published writing in New York Magazine and Food & Wine.