About Inside F&B


Publisher/Editor in Chief- Francine Cohen

West Coast Editor – Danny Ronen

Contributing Writers- Jenny Adams, Darren Atkins, John Besh, Ryan Butler, Zach Curry, Joe DeStefano, Elise Healy, Justin Linkner, Jason Littrell, Patrick O’Neill, Kimberly Patton–Bragg, David Ransom, Kathleen Reynolds, Danny Ronen, Matthew Salvitti, Fabiana Santana

Director of Communications- Joyce Appelman

Director of Sales- Fran Reeher

Images Courtesy Of: Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare, Bravo, Jill DeGroff, Driscoll’s, Yonaton Factor, Ilegal Mezcal, La Esquina, Little, Brown and Company, Lush Life Productions, The Modern Mixologist, New Orleans Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, PopChips, Postrio, David Ransom, Danny Ronen, Rose City Delicacies

Advisory Board (in formation)-

Shari BayerBayer Public Relations

Leo Borovskiy– Lush Life Productions

Amanda Hathaway – Director, Beverages, Consumer Division Bullfrog & Baum

Sam HazenExecutive Chef, Consultant/Sam Hazen Management

Lindsey JohnsonLush Life Productions

Hanna LeeHanna Lee Public Relations

James MorelandBarman

Michael Psilakis Executive Chef/Owner Anthos, Eos, Gus & Gabriel, Kefi

Ann TuennermanTales of the Cocktail

Paul TuennermanNew Orleans Culinary And Cultural Preservation Society


Francine Cohen – Publisher/Editor-in-Chief

Nothing thrills Inside F&B (www.insidefandb.com) Editor in Chief Francine Cohen more than the opportunity to sit down with a chef, farmer, mixologist, purveyor, restaurateur or manufacturer and spend hours exploring the intricacies of their business.

A native Washingtonian, her passion for the world of fine food and spirits was ignited at age two, thanks to an invitation to visit the kitchen of a local chef who insisted on meeting the child who had ordered a meal of escargot, salad with gorgonzola dressing, and a napoleon.

Her interest in the industry continued through to her professional career where she worked on multiple food and beverage product accounts at various advertising agencies, put in some time in the communications department of ITT/Sheraton, and raised money and awareness for Food & Hunger Hotline as the Director of Communications before turning to a career in journalism.

Francine has been fortunate to serve as an honorary judge and taster at Saborea, Puerto Rico’s premiere beachfront culinary festival, has been spotted judging the Cape May Food & Wine Festival Iron Chef competition, critiquing final projects at The French Culinary Institute, is Bar Smarts™ certified, and is currently at work on a cookbook.

She lives in New York City with her husband of eight years where, much to the dismay of her pastry chef friends, she’d happily pass up dessert for something savory and she has never met a cheese that she didn’t want to eat.


Contributing Writers

Jenny Adams
Jenny Adams is a fulltime freelance journalist specializing in nightlife, cocktails, food and travel. Currently, she acts as a contributing editor for Nightclub & Bar magazine and The Southern Beverage Journals and contributes regularly for a number of publications including Coastal Living, Men’s Journal, Budget Travel, Imbibe and The Tasting Panel. Jenny also contributes a monthly bar column to the Miami Herald for the travel section on great places to drink around the globe.When she isn’t writing, she is usually on a road trip of some sort. She dreams of one day being well known for her writing, but still able to run around incognito due to her somewhat handicapped sense of fashion. She loves cream cheese, sailboats, words like ‘visceral’ and loud, live music. Her first book, “Mixing New Orleans, Cocktails & Legends” was published in July of 2007 –– as the official book of the Tales of the Cocktail festival that year. You may contact her at jennyadamsfreelance@gmail.com or www.jennyadamsfreelance.com

Elise Healy
Elise Healy, top attorney in the field of immigration law with Spencer Crain Cubbage Healy & McNamara pllc, represents U.S. and foreign companies, ranging from multinationals to start-ups, in all types of immigration matters affecting international personnel transfers. She can be reached at ehealy@spencercrain.com or 214.290.0004.

Pat O’Neil
Pat O’Neill is a freelance writer and voiceover talent, who covers food and restaurants, business and personal finance and lifestyle topics. He divides his time between New York City and Tarrytown, NY. You can reach Pat at www.patrickjoneill.com

David Ransom
David Ransom is an avid enthusiast of all things that call for high-quality glassware, and loves to write about them whenever he can. In his other life, he is Director of Wine & Spirits Programs for the New York City based wine & spirits-focused public relations firm M. Young Communications, Inc. www.myoungcom.com. You can reach David at dransom@myoungcom.com NY.

Matthew Salvitti
Matthew Salvitti is a suburban Philadelphia native and has lived in New York City since 2006. He attributes his love for cuisine to a diverse background drawing on Lebanese, Italian and Polish influences.

Fabiana Santana
Fabiana Santana is a freelance food writer, editor, and recipe tester & developer based in New York City. She is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute’s Culinary Technique program and has worked as a writer and recipe taster for Family Circle, Profile Magazine, Shecky’s, Julib.com, Time Out NY and many others. Fabiana also wrote the Spring/Summer 2008 issue of BLT Living, Chef Laurent Tourondel’s Lifestyle and Food magazine. In addition, she has done food styling and produced food photography. As an experienced photo editor, Fabiana has also worked at Vanity Fair, CN Portfolio, Maxim, Stuff, Men’s Health, Star, TV Guide, and a variety of other consumer magazines during the course of her career.

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