Dana Cowin, best known for her two decades as the Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine, is a tastemaker, talent scout, consultant, author, lecturer and radio show host. During her tenure at the award-winning magazine (1995-2016), she oversaw every editorial aspect of the brand from print to web to books to social media.
After Food & Wine, Cowin founded DBC Creative, a brand consultancy and from 2017-2020 was Chief Brand Advisor for Dig Food Group. She is currently the host of “Speaking Broadly” on Heritage Radio Network where she interviews extraordinary women in the food industry about their greatest challenges and triumphs. In winter 2020, Cowin created “Giving Broadly”, an extension of her podcast, highlighting women food entrepreneurs and their products. Cowin also coaches creatives from editors to directors to actors and photographers.
A sought-after speaker, Cowin has been a judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” a presenter at TedXManhattan, a motivational speaker for brands like Bacardi, lecturer at the Food & Wine Classic and multiple other food festivals and other events.
A noted author, Cowin in 2014 published “Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen: Learning to Cook with 65 Great Chefs and Over 100 Delicious Recipes,” which garnered a spot on many “Best of Fall” lists.
Cowin serves on the advisory Board of Directors of City Harvest, a hunger-relief organization, Hot Bread Kitchen, a workforce development group and the Food Education Fund of Food & Finance High School.
For her many contributions to the culinary world, Cowin was inducted in to the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America.