James Briscione is the Director of Culinary Research and a chef-instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City. He is the first two-time champion of Food Network’s ‘Chopped,’ a host and judge on Food Network, and one of People Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Chefs Alive 2016.’
He is the author of four books: Just Married & Cooking (Scribner 11’), Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson (Sourcebooks 15’), The Great Cook (Oxmoor House 15’) and the forthcoming The Flavor Matrix (HMH 18’).
Since 2008, James has operated Just Married & Cooking LLC with his wife, Brooke Parkhurst. Their company creates one-of-a-kind, custom dining and educational experiences. Together, they also teach a series of date night cooking classes at ICE, where they inspire couples of all ages to get in the kitchen and create delicious food.
For the past decade, Chef James has been at the forefront of groundbreaking culinary events that seek to combine unexpected ingredients in new and exciting ways. Most recently, James was invited to speak at TEDxWarsaw to share his work and discuss the future of food.
You can currently follow the culinary adventures of James and his family in their Food Network digital series, Man Crafted, and Cooking with Dad. You can also catch James in his ‘live’ broadcasts for Food52 as well as his regular guest appearances as a chef and food expert on The Dr. Oz Show.