Amanda Hesser Announces a New Co-CEO of Food52

Amanda Hesser Announces a New Co-CEO of Food52

Hello there Meals52ers—

I have terrific news to share today! 

For a when now, I’ve been weighing the ideal moment to tweak my job right here by employing a associate to drive the evolution of our organization, which now features Food items52, Schoolhouse, and Dansk. That moment is now. 

I’m incredibly fired up to let you know that Alex Bellos will be part of our firm on Monday as my Co-CEO—a position we’ll share for the upcoming 6 months, just after which he’ll come to be CEO and I’ll consider on a new leadership function as our Govt Chair.

I have been next Alex’s breathtaking career at Williams-Sonoma for a selection of a long time, as he headed up system at West Elm, then as he took in excess of Rejuvenation—a lighting corporation that W-S obtained (and that comes about to be on the identical street as Schoolhouse in Portland!)—and then as he returned to West Elm as President. Alex is a accurate expertise, and he’s also another person who enjoys food items and design and puttering close to his home in the way that we all do! I’m thrilled that he’s becoming a member of our team to lead our beloved brand names.

Food stuff52 is my life’s get the job done, and I’m not likely any where! Partnering with a chief like Alex will allow for me to focus on what I do most effective. Like messing up in the kitchen! And supporting style and design and curate new goods for Dansk, Schoolhouse, and Food stuff52. And acquiring new providers and creators to collaborate with. And interacting with all of you. And dreaming up kooky tips like The Piglet and the Vacation Swap and the Food52 Video games and Mugs52.

We have appear a long way since Merrill and I started this organization in my Brooklyn kitchen area, and we couldn’t have accomplished it without the need of you. Thank you, as ever, for your extraordinary support, enthusiasm, and cooking prowess.

Far more quickly!


Right before starting off Food52 with Merrill, I was a foodstuff writer and editor at the New York Instances. I have created a number of books, which include “Cooking for Mr. Latte” and “The Vital New York Instances Cookbook.” I played myself in “Julie & Julia” — hope you did not blink, or you may perhaps have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.

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