Tina Ujlaki was the Executive Food Editor at Food & Wine, where she oversaw the test kitchen and recipes, scouted products and traveled widely to identify emerging talent for editorial features and for the magazine’s annual roundup of Best New Chefs. She has worked with cooks and chefs including Julia Child, Paula Wolfert, Jacques Pépin, Marcella Hazan, Jean Georges Vongerichten, Rick Bayless and many, many more.
She began her career in food as a stagiaire at La Varenne in Paris, where she worked on cookbooks with Anne Willan. She has translated and adapted French chefs’ cookbooks for the American market including Dining in France, The Natural Cuisine of Georges Blanc and Michel Guérard for Home Cooks. Other book projects include several volumes in Time Life’s Good Cook series, Cucina di Lidia by Lidia Bastianich and Unleashed by Jose Andres (upcoming).
Tina has served as a judge for both the IACP and James Beard Foundation’s cookbook awards and is a longtime product judge for the SOFI awards (Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation) for the Specialty Food Association. She has worked with consumer brands including Amy’s Kitchen, Breville, OXO and others.