Gail Bellamy


Gail Bellamy
Executive Food Editor
Restaurant Hospitality
Phone: 216-931-9573
Follow Gail on Twitter: @GailBellamyRH

Gail Bellamy, Ph.D., CCP, executive food editor, has been writing about food and beverage trends for Restaurant Hospitality since the 1990s. She has maintained her Certified Culinary Professional status through the International Association of Culinary Professionals since 1999, received numerous journalism awards for her food and beverage writing, and served three terms on the board of the International Foodservice Editorial Council. She is an IFEC past president and recipient of its Betty Bastion Award for Outstanding Service.

While at Restaurant Hospitality, Gail also earned a Ph.D. in creative writing, taught food-related courses as an adjunct at The Mississippi University for Women Culinary Arts Institute and elsewhere, and hosted her own food radio program for several years. She is the author of six books and coauthor of The Vegetable Storybook, which won a Best in the U.S. 2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award.

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