MAUREEN PETROSKY is an author, television personality, professional chef, freelance writer/ editor, and food stylist. She makes regular appearances as a food, wine and lifestyle expert producing and conducting segments relating to hot topics on NBC’s TODAY show. Maureen has also appeared on CNN, CNN Headline News, FOX News Channel, the Food Network, and broadcast network affiliates across the country, representing her own projects as well as appearing as an on-air spokesperson for Better Homes and Gardens, and as a Contributing Editor for Bon Appétit magazine as well as a judge for Food Network’s Iron Chef America. Most recently she has appeared on behalf of the new website themotherboard.com and her latest project as Founding Editor for foodrepublic.com. Maureen, has hosted webcasts and several DVD series for clients including Cuisinart, and is also featured on numerous radio programs as a culinary, wine and lifestyle expert.
After working with several celebrity chefs as a contributor and editor for their culinary and wine books, Maureen authored her first solo lifestyle book, The Wine Club, A Month-by-Month Guide to Learning About Wine with Friends. The book includes her best recipes as well as wine and entertainment tips. She continues work as a freelance writer covering food, wine and travel. Most recently she helped found foodrepublic.com, a food and lifestyle site for guys. In addition, she has written for foodnetwork.com, CNN.com, Bon Appétit, Ladies Home Journal, Better Homes and Gardens and several other publications and most recently as a cocktail columnist for thekitchn.com.
Maureen began her television career behind the scenes in the roles of Executive Chef, Culinary Producer, and Food Stylist on Food Network shows including Good Eats, Cooking Thin, Cooking Live, Emeril Live, East Meets West, Taste, Chef du Jour, Hot Off the Grill, Boy Meets Grill, Cooking with Wolfgang Puck, and Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee. Maureen has worked as a Food Stylist, both in film and print, for national and international clients including McDonald’s, RJ Reynolds, The TODAY Show, Quaker Oats, Hellmann’s, Rita’s Water Ice, Aramark, Olive Garden, Random House and Houghton Mifflin Publishing and many others.
In addition to her television and media career Maureen works with companies including Aramark’s Lifeworks program, Weaver and several wine importers on branding and new product development.
Maureen continues work as a Culinary Arts and Wine Instructor and has been a guest lecturer at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone, in California’s Napa Valley, and the Epicurean Classic in Traverse City, Michigan and has appeared as keynote speaker at many food and wine festivals.
Throughout her Culinary Arts and Wine career, Maureen has been recognized by Disney Inc., Food and Wine Magazine, Bon Appetit, The California Vintners Association, The Culinary Institute of America, and named the first “Female Chef Extraordinaire” by the international organization, Les Marmitons. Maureen is also a member of the New York chapter of the highly prestigious Les Dames d’ Escoffier International.
Maureen holds a certification from the Master Court of Sommeliers and also completed the Sterling School of Spirits. She is a graduate of Villanova University and The Culinary Institute of America, where she also completed a Fellowship at their award winning American Bounty restaurant. She currently resides in Bucks County, PA, with her husband Michael and twin boys Christopher and Elliot.