As the editor of Plate, a food magazine distributed to chefs all over the country, Chandra Ram lives and breathes food and what’s hot in restaurants today. She spent more than 15 years in the foodservice industry as a cook and consulting chef before turning to food writing and editing. In addition, she serves as President of Meals on Wheels Chicago, working to raise funds to supply meals for Chicago’s homebound senior citizens. Chandra has served on the MOWC Celebrity Chef Committee for the past 12 years.
Chandra holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Loyola University Chicago, an associate’s degree in culinary arts from The Culinary Institute of America, and has passed the certificate level of the Court of Master Sommeliers exam. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, the James Beard Foundation Award chef/restaurant judging committee, and the culinary advisory board for Kendall College. She is the co-author of The Eiffel Tower Restaurant Cookbook, (Chronicle Books 2008).