Rossella Rago, author
Maria Loi, Chef
A 4th-generation professional cook, Joanne Weir spent five years cooking at Chez Panisse after receiving a Master Chef Diploma with Madeleine Kamman. Joanne travels and teaches cooking classes extensively throughout the world, including Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Morocco, Australia, New Zealand. She also teaches at events across the United States and in her San Francisco studio kitchen.
Joanne isco-owner of Copita, an award-winning modern Mexican restaurant and tequileria in Sausalito, California.Joanne is a James Beard award-winning cookbook author and has written 17 cookbooks, including her most recent food memoir, Kitchen Gypsy: Stories andRecipes from a Lifetime Romance with Food, published in September 2015. Joanne writes for several national publications, including Sunset Magazine, Cooking Light, Better Homes and Gardens, Fine Cooking, and Food & Wine.
Joanne is also the host and Executive Producer for several award-winning television series. Her latest show, “Joanne Weir’s Plates & Places,” earned nominations for several Taste Awards and was chosen as the “Best New Series” in 2018. Filmed on location around the globe, each episodeprovides viewers with a virtual trip to several of Joanne’s culinary destinations. The series is currently in its third season and airs nationwide on both Public Television and Create in over 94% of US households.