James Beard Award-winner Chef Barbara Lynch is regarded as one of Boston's-and the country's-leading chefs and restaurateurs. As founder and CEO of Barbara Lynch Gruppo, she oversees eight celebrated culinary concepts in Boston: No.9 Park, B&G Oysters, The Butcher Shop, Stir, Drink, Sportello, 9 at Home, and Menton, Boston's only Relais & Chateaux property, in addition to the Barbara Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization established in 2012 and Blinc, a food product company. Barbara and her recipes have been featured in many publications, including Saveur, Boston Common, Bon Appétit, the New York Times, and Inc. magazine. Her television appearances include Top Chef, Today, and as a judge on The Food Network; and she is the subject of a documentary film entitled Amuse Bouche-A Chef's Tale. In 2011, she was named Distinguished Chef by Johnson and Wales University. She is also a member of notable industry organizations including Women Chefs & Restaurateurs and Maîtres Cuisiniers, the international association of Master Chefs. In 2011, Women Chefs & Restaurateurs presented her with the Barbara Tropp President's Award and in 2013, Barbara was inducted into the James Beard Foundation's Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America, a prestigious group of the most accomplished food and beverage professionals in the country, and also received an honorary doctorate in public service from Northeastern University in recognition of her culinary and philanthropic contributions. Because of her unique story and entrepreneurial insight, Barbara has had the privilege of participating as a panelist and speaker at events including The Ad Club's Women in Leadership Forum, the Massachusetts Conference for Women, and Women Chefs & Restaurateurs National Conference. Barbara is currently working on her memoir which is slated to be published in 2015 by Gotham.
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