Advisory Cabinet Member (he/his)
Stephen Zagor is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia Business School and NYU School of Nutrition and Food Studies, specializing in Food Businesses and Entrepreneurship. He is also a consultant as Steve Zagor & Associates. Steve has over 30 years of experience in various aspects of the food industry and has extensive entrepreneurial experience in the planning, development and management of a wide variety of food related enterprises. Steve’s background is diversified including owner of a multi-concept restaurant/retail/club group and, regional practice leader of food business consulting for Coopers and Lybrand. He was Dean of Culinary Business and Industry Programs at The Institute of Culinary Education. He has a Master’s from Cornell School of Hotel, and appears frequently on TV, in media, and as a panelist and speaker at industry events. Steve appeared as a guest expert on the Food Network’s Recipes for Success. He was on the Board of Directors for a restaurant company at Universal Studios Orlando, and the Advisory Board of WeWork Food Lab. He is a current Board member of Lessing’s Hospitality, a NY based multi-unit restaurant, catering and food service contractor.