Eli Sussman is the co-chef/owner of Samesa and Ed and Bev’s restaurants and Sussman Brothers Catering. He was previously the Co-Executive Chef at Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk and the Executive Chef of Mile End Delis in Manhattan and Brooklyn. He was a 2014 semifinalist for the James Beard Rising Star Chef Award and was selected as a 2012 Zagat NYC’s “30 under 30.” He has co-authored 4 cookbooks and has contributed to SAVEUR Magazine and Food & Wine. He is on the NYC board of the hunger charity Share Our Strength and was recently invited to the White House as part of a group of Share Our Strength chefs doing work to help end childhood hunger in the United States through the No Kid Hungry campaign.