Daniel Bruce is Executive Chef at The Boston Harbor Hotel where he founded the annual Boston Wine Festival (www.bostonwinefestival.net) and oversees all dining operations, including Meritage restaurant (www.meritagetherestaurant.com) and the Rowe’s Wharf Sea Grille. Daniel is also Culinary Consultant for Pyramid Hotel Group and launched and personally oversees wine festivals in Berkeley and Washington, DC. Annually, more than 600,000 people dine in these venues, with over 300,000 at the Boston Harbor Hotel alone.
In 2012, the Boston Globe described Daniel as "maybe the best chef in town." He has been recognized twice as one of the Best Hotel Chefs in America by the James Beard Foundation and has been awarded the title of Vice Conseiller Culinaire, Bailliage de Boston by La Chaine des Rotisseurs, is an honorary member of Chevalier du Tastevin, and has received an Honorary doctorates degree from his Alma Mater, J&W University . He grew up in New England and lives with his family in Boston, MA.
Mat Schaffer is the former restaurant critic and food editor of the Boston Herald and the former restaurant critic for Boston magazine. He has written for Food & Wine, Simply Seafood, Food Illustrated, Wine Spectator, Cigar Aficionado, Metropolitan Home, Boston Common and Where magazines and online at epicurious.com. He lives in Boston, MA. matschafferconsulting.com
Photographer Ron Manville is a culinary and lifestyle specialist who has photographed 62 cookbooks, with 17 national and international awards, including 4 James Beards, 3 IACP’s, 4 World Gourmand’s, 2 Cordon d’ Or’s, 3 Tabasco’s, and one New York Book Show Award. He lives in Nashville, TN. ronmanville.com
Daniel has been profiled in the New York Times, the New York Post, the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Chicago Sun Times, Providence Journal, USA Today, Bon Appetit, Boston Magazine, Business Week, Cuisiner, Fitness, Food Arts, Food Illustrated, Food & Wine, Good Housekeeping, Gourmet, Health, Home & Garden, New England Travel Guide, Quarterly Review of Wines, Sante, Travel & Leisure, Wine & Food Companion, and the Wine Spectator. He has cooked on the Today Show, Regis & Kelly, the Tom Snyder Show, Simply Ming and virtually every television station in New England. International television includes segments for the BBC as well as Italian and Irish television. He is completely comfortable on camera: http://tinyurl.com/co6plx2