Dan Barber Dan Barber is the chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York and the author of The Third Plate. Barber won the James Beard Awards for Best Chef: New York City in 2006 and Outstanding Chef in 2009. He was a 2002 F&W Best New Chef. Experience A fierce advocate for sustainable, ethical farming and cooking, Barber's opinions on food and agricultural policy have appeared in The New York Times, along with many other publications. Barber co-founded Row 7 Seed Company, which brings together chefs and plant breeders to develop new varieties of vegetables and grains.Appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President's Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, Dan continues the work that he began alongside the team at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture: to blur the line between the dining experience and the educational, bringing the principles of good farming directly to the table. In 2009, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. Education Dan Barber graduated from the International Culinary Center (ICC), founded as the French Culinary Institute (FCI), in 1994. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.