Sam is the former Executive Chef of Imperial No. Nine, a sustainable seafood restaurant in New York City, and the author of the new book The Sweet Life. He was a semifinalist on Bravo's acclaimed series "Top Chef" and voted the viewers "Fan Favorite" for the season. In his spare time Sam surfs, snowboards, practices yoga and travels widely. Diagnosed at a young age with juvenile diabetes, Sam has a profound understanding of the impact of food on life and life on food, and that understanding has become a driving force for his cooking style and recipes.
- New York, New York