Faye Hess is the co owner and head chef of 51st bakery and cafe in Long Island City, Queens. She began her cooking career in film and television production in New York City, cooking for Bill Cosby, Shirley McClaine, Yoko Ono and many others.
In the following years she focused on dining affairs for private clients, wrote and produced a radio show for WBAI in NYC called “In the Kitchen”, started a cafe in Queens, moved to Italy to teach and learn and then back to her beloved Queens where she now lives. She continues to teach in Italy and France.
Faye has been featured in National Geographic’s Travel Blog, in Food52 by Amanda Hesser and doesn’t like to think about it, but was a contestant on Food Network’s “Chopped.”