Meet the Author of
As Long As We Both Shall Eat
California native Claire Stewart graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, and worked as a professional chef for over twenty-five years.
She was chef tournant at Rainbow Room, as well as executive sous chef at the Yale Club of New York City. Stewart worked as a private chef at Gracie Mansion, and was executive chef at the Continental Club. In California, she cooked at the Delta King hotel, and also spent time in Oxford, England working at Gee’s Brasserie. Before attending chef school, Stewart worked as a server, and has done time as a bartender, hostess, and caterer. She estimates she has cooked for and served at hundreds of weddings.
Stewart has a bachelor’s degree in English from Caldwell University, and a master’s degree from the City University of New York.
Stewart, her husband, and teenage son are all grateful to live part-time in the Canadian province of Newfoundland. The author teaches culinary arts at the City University of New York in Brooklyn (City Tech). She is a proud member of Les Dames d’ Escoffier, a non-profit organization devoted to advocacy for women in all aspects of the food industry.
Please visit Claire's Facebook page to hear her interview on the podcast Indoor Voices, and see her articles in Brides Magazine and NPR's The Salt. Links on About the Book or below:
Claire was pleased to have her writing included in Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City (Oxford University Press) and The Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues (Sage Publishing). Stewart credits the innovative online journal Zeteo for getting her started by doing food-related book reviews.