Tina Ujlaki

Location: New York City

Tina Ujlaki is the award-winning former executive food editor at Food & Wine. She helmed the test kitchen, managed the development of recipes, scouted new products, and traveled widely to find up-and-coming talent for editorial features, such as the annual roundup of Best New Chefs. Ujlaki has worked with the likes of Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, Paula Wolfert, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Marcella Hazan, and Rick Bayless.


Tina Ujlaki began her food career working on cookbooks with Ann Willan as a stagiaire after graduating from La Varenne. She spent two years editing the Time Life’s Good Cook series before joining Food & Wine in 1985. Other book projects include translating and adapting Dining in France, The Natural Cuisine of Georges Blanc, and Michel Guérard for Home Cooks for the American market. She also worked on Cucina di Lidia by Lidia Bastianich and Vegetables Unleashed by José Andrés. Ujlake has served as a judge for the IACP and James Beard cookbook awards, as well as the Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation awards. 


Tina Ujlaki graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor of arts in anthropology and art history. She holds a grand diplome from Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris.

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