Jeffrey Yoskowitz is often seen dining at New York’s premiere delis or walking the city streets while eating a slice of pizza. A chef and a trained pickler, he also writes about food and culture in publications such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Gastronomica, etc. A co-founder of The Gefilteria, he created a food anthropology course at the City College of New York, leads culinary tours around the world, and has been a guest chef at the James Beard House. Jeffrey presents to audiences around the world, but feels most at home at local venues like the Museum of Food and Drink and the Brooklyn Public Library.
Liz Alpern grew up within a mile of at least half a dozen bagel shops and she’s never lost her zeal for watery coffee and a poppy seed bagel lathered with cream cheese. She’s since traveled the world as a chef, educator, event producer and entrepreneur and she’s most proud of her work raising tens of thousands of dollars for social justice organizations through her monthly party series, Queer Soup Night. A co-owner of Brooklyn’s own Gefilteria, Liz also co-authored the narrative cookbook, The Gefilte Manifesto. Her favorite social media account to follow is @bodegacatsofinstagram , which brings together her greatest passions: uniquely New York spaces, adorable cats and snacks.