CRITIC, CULINARY ICON & AUTHOR
Bestselling author, food critic, and judge on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Ruth Reichl is “one of the nation’s most influential figures in the food world,” according to The Seattle Times. The recipient of six James Beard Awards, Reichl was the Editor-in-Chief of Gourmet Magazine for 10 years until its closing. Before her tenure at Gourmet, Reichl was the restaurant critic at The New York Times from 1993-1999 and both the restaurant critic and food editor at the Los Angeles Times from 1984-1993.
"My dear friend Henry Winkler was right....Yakima Town Hall's hospitality knows no bounds. You are warm, generous, yet seriously professional women and I can see why all your speaker guests request return invitations. And who knew they could cook colcannon in this part of the world. That was the most fantastic dinner and lovely reception. I'm heading west next year and will try to make a detour to Yakima. I'm sure you can guarantee me a full house." - Ronan Tynon, Ireland's Inspirational & Gifted Tenor