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Jenny Dorsey

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About Jenny Dorsey

Jenny Dorsey is a professional chef, author and speaker specializing in multi-platform storytelling, fusing food with social good. She leads a nonprofit community organization, Studio ATAO, and runs her own culinary consulting business.

A former management consultant with a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University, Dorsey decided to completely pivot her career and pursue the world of food. She worked at various Michelin-starred restaurants in New York City and San Francisco as well as in corporate food research and development before finding her voice using food as a form of social activism. She has written for outlets such as VICE, Eater, Serious Eats, Food & Wine and Narratively and often speaks on the topic of food and identity. She most recently gave her first TEDx talk, “How Food Can Be a Source of Identity, Intimacy and Vulnerability.”