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Will Blunt, Managing Editor

Will Blunt, Managing Editor and partner on StarChefs.comGrowing up in a political family in Washington, DC, Will Blunt graduated from Georgetown University and spent time working for a Congressman on Capitol Hill before moving to New York City. He joined when the company was in its infancy, and has been instrumental in making it the leading media company for culinary professionals. He now serves on the Board of Directors and has built ownership in the company. Blunt’s background in politics has not gone to waste: He applies his diplomacy daily to forging relationships with chefs and advertisers alike.

As managing editor, Blunt wears many hats. He has been integral to the vision and development of the International Chefs Congress and has been a key player in ensuring its growth and success. Blunt has built the advertising client base from virtually nothing and has worked to maintain the integrity and authenticity of the products the company promotes to its audience. He has negotiated the company’s legal and business contracts, and has bridged countless partnerships with media, organizations, and venues.

Blunt’s role goes far beyond the business side of things: He works on the ground to contribute to tasting and interviewing many of the chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and restaurateurs that StarChefs features. Particularly involved in the growth of mixology content on the site, Blunt has been a visionary in seeing the importance and influence of mixology in the restaurant industry.

In his role as editor, Blunt has read and revised tens of thousands of pages of editorial content, working day in and day out with the StarChefs editorial staff. He has been a big supporter of charities over the years, such as Share Our Strength, Partnership with Children, Chefs for Scher, and numerous other organizations.

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March 17, 2014

WHEN Rob Anderson decided last year to pursue a longtime passion for food and open a restaurant in Provincetown, Mass. more

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October 12, 2012

I recently had the pleasure of attending's 7th Annual International Chef's Congress more

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March 29, 2011

Regulators light a fire under culinary schools. more
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March 18, 2011

Texas stars shine bright at Houston's Rising Stars Gala. more

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March 10, 2011

Will Blunt dishes on what makes Houston dining rock. more

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March 3, 2011 hands out national awards for Houston chefs. more

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October 22, 2010

Judgement, Innovation, and Albert Adría on Day 3 of the Interantional Chefs Congress in NYC. more

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November 1, 2010

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December 21, 2009

Setting the table
How do food trends take hold.

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October 14, 2009

Given that the theme of this year's Starchefs International Chefs Congress was "What is American Cuisine," I took it upon myself to ask a few of the participants that same question.

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Starchefs Rising Stars Gala After Party, The Podcast
September 23, 2009

The Starchefs International Chefs Congress ended last night with a late night soiree at Abe & Arthur’s.  The after-party was wall to wall packed with familiar faces from the New York culinary world. We spoke with some of the 2009 NY Rising Stars Award recipients to find out how they felt to be honored.

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Forbes - Up-And-Coming Celebrity Chefs
April 1, 2008

Name-brand chefs are losing steam.

Bobby Flay's Manhattan restaurant Mesa Grill lost a star from influential New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni. And after a disastrous turn as a reality TV star in 2004 that allegedly cost him his restaurant, Rocco DiSpirito recently reemerged as a guest judge on two other reality programs. The Biggest Loser: Couples and Top Chef. Although his TV career seems to be picking up, there is no sign of a return to the kitchen.

Maybe it's time for a new generation to step into the spotlight and take over a share of the $558 billion food service industry.
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