Ame Gilbert is a chef, caterer, artist, and writer whose favorite place to hang is at the intersection of food and art. She has a BFA from Cooper Union in NYC, culinary training from The New York Restaurant School, and a Masters of Liberal Studies from the University of Wisconsin, where she wrote a cookbook for her thesis. Ame has taught “Food is Art” at Parsons School Design and is currently on staff with the LongHouse Food Scholars Program. She curates for the Umami Food and Art Festival, a biennial event that brings chefs, artists, and lovers of food together, and she hosts several “underground” salons that bring food and art to the table. Her writing has appeared in Gastronomica and the Best Food Writing 2007.