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Linda Carucci

Linda Carucci is an award-winning culinary instructor and cookbook author. She wrote Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks, which was honored as a finalist for a James Beard cookbook award and for the IACP Julia Child First Book Award. From 2007 to 2011 she was the inaugural chef director at The Art Institute of California, San Francisco and prior to that she served as the first Julia Child director of culinary programs at COPIA in Napa Valley. In 2002 she received the honor of the IACP Cooking Teacher of the Year. In 2014 she was presented the Lifetime Achievement award by the San Francisco Professional Food Society, and at the 2015 Women Chefs & Restaurateurs conference she received the Women who Inspire Award for Educator of the Year.