Meet Your Host

Chef Lynne Ryan

Chef Ryan has over thirty years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry and is currently a consultant to several well known restaurant groups. Past jobs have included positions as executive and personal chef, as well as launching her own catering business and a Zagat-rated restaurant, The Busy Bee. Lynne divides her time between Manhattan and the Hudson Valley. She is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and the University of Alabama, where she serves on the board of the College of HES (Nutrition), serves as a board member for the past three years of the national organization, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs and was recently inducted into the NYC Chapter of Les Dames des Escoffier.

Chef Ryan is well known throughout the restaurant industry and has cultivated personal relationships with the most famous icons of the culinary world. Past Chefs to Dine For, have included dinners with: 


Chef Charlie Palmer, Aureole

Chef Jonathan Benno, Lincoln

Chef Ben Pollinger, Oceana

Chef Waldy Malouf, Beacon

Chef Jehangir Mehta, Graffiti and Mehtaphor 

Chef Brando Oliveira, Red Eye Grill, followed by the Broadway Musical, Chaplin and dessert with the Cast and Producer

Chef David Burke, David Burke Townhouse

Chef Lynne Ryan cooked at City Grit

Chef Matteo Bergamini, Restaurant Owners and Culinary Icons Tony and Marisa May , SD26

Chef Elizabeth Falkner, Krescendo

Chef Harold Moore, Commerce

Chef David Burke, David Burke Kitchen

Culinary Icon Serge and Karim Raoul, Raoul's

Chef Daniel Boulud, db Bistro Moderne

Restaurateur Dr.Rohini Dey, Vermilion

Chef David Santos, Louro

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, The Lambs Club

Restaurant Owner Emilio Vitolo, Emilio's Ballato

Chef Phillip Foss, El Ideas, Chicago

Chef Sarah Simmons, Birds and Bubbles

Chef Charlie Palmer, Charlie Palmer Steak

Chef Thomas Keller and Chef Eli Kaimeh, Per Se

Chef Freda Sugarman, Sarabeths

Chef Michael Ferraro, Delicatessen

Tom Kacherski, Crew




Lynne With Our Featured Chefs