The Luxury Education Foundation is delighted to host a series of evening conversations with luxury experts at Columbia Business School, featuring guest speakers from the industry and other relevant industries.

LEF presented the second in the series, “Conversations on Luxury” featuring a special conversation between the world-renowned Chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud and Richard David Story, Editor-in-Chief of Departures on Tuesday, April 9th 2013.

Daniel Boulud
Daniel Boulud, a native of Lyon, France, is today considered one of America’s leading culinary authorities and one of the most revered French chefs in New York, the city he has called home since 1982. Daniel is chef-owner of db Bistro Moderne, DBGB Kitchen and Bar, Bar Boulud, Café Boulud, Boulud Sud and Épicerie Boulud. In all his restaurants you’ll find the warm welcome the chef is renowned for, combined with traces of the soulfully satisfying traditional cooking he grew up with on his family’s Rhône Valley farm. Yet Daniel Boulud is best known for New York’s exquisitely refined DANIEL, the three Michelin-star Relais & Châteaux restaurant. You’ll also discover the chef’s ingredient driven seasonal French-American cooking in Miami and Palm Beach, FL and internationally in London, Singapore, Beijing, Montréal and Toronto. Boulud is the author of seven cookbooks, the recipient of three James Beard Foundation awards, including Outstanding Chef and Outstanding Restaurateur and was named a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the French government, as well as Chef of the Year 2011 by The Culinary Institute of America. He is a generous and energetic supporter of Citymeals-on-Wheels, serving on their board of directors since 2000 and is also co-founder and Chairman of the Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation.

Richard David Story
Richard David Story is a senior vice president of American Express Publishing and editor in chief of Departures magazine, published for American Express Platinum Card® and Centurion® members. He is also the editorial director of Black Ink, which is distributed to Centurion® card members. Previous to his arrival in 2000, Story held positions at Vogue, New York and Esquire magazine. He began his career at Travel + Leisure in 1976. For the October 2005 issue, Departures was awarded Best Cover of The Year by the American Society of Magazine Editors and the following year, took home its first National Magazine Award for BEST SINGLE TOPIC ISSUE for “The Latin Issue, October 2006.”