Contacts:   Billy Kolber, Chair

Do you have a passion for food? Are you an alum who has just published a book? Put on your own performance of a play? Whether you have won a Pulitzer, Are a Famous Chef, Cook like a gourmand of Your Own Kitchen, or are pushing cabs between auditions, join us!



In 2017, Food & Wine added Peter Choto the list of Top 10 Best New Chefs in 2017 and Portland Monthlybestowed his non-traditional Korean restaurant — Han Oak in Portland, Oregon — with the Best Restaurant 2017award. This should come as no big surprise as Peter had spent many years working underApril Bloomfield at The Spotted Pigand The Breslin. In this class, he will showcase many of the vibrant ingredients that have made his menu a must-try.

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Every October, celebrates Foodtober: A month of food-related events and activities exploring food culture, creation, politics, business, media, history and science. We share the knowledge, talents and passions of our Yale and NYC communities and facilitate social engagement that increases our knowledge, broadens our horizons, and expands our palates, while raising funds for our non-profit partners, Yale Sustainable Food Project, City Growers and Just Food. To date, we’ve donated more than $14,000.

It’s always a lot of food for thought! 

Foodtober18 is bringing Yalies and friends together for 8 events this year. As always, the Foodie Dinner and Rooftop Farm Tour are back again, but we are also excited to welcome three brand new events to the Foodtober stage: take a cooking class with chef Peter Chu, travel to the MET Cloisters to learn about feasting in the Middle Ages with Dr. Stephen K. Scher, ’56, Ph.D. ’66, and also participate in a dinner and discussion of the Netflix documentary, Magic Pill with director Robert Tate '86. 

If you’re a food professional, academic or aficionado and want to join our Foodtober committee, please email

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