Global Conference 2012
Editor, Real Eats; former Editor-In-Chief, Bon Appetit
Barbara Fairchild is the editor of the weekly iPad/tablet-only food magazine Real Eats and the former editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit magazine. She also works as a freelance food and travel writer, public speaker, radio personality and consultant. Her career with Bon Appetit spanned more than three decades, beginning as an editorial assistant in 1978. She stepped down in January 2011 when the magazine moved to New York City. Fairchild was inducted into the James Beard Foundation's "Who's Who in American Food and Beverage" in May 2000. She is the author of three successful Bon Appetit cookbooks. She is a frequent guest on such networks and television shows as NBC's "Today" and "Dateline," CBS's "The Early Show," CNN, MSNBC; Food Network's "Iron Chef America," "The Next Food Network Star" and "America's Top Restaurant," and Fox's "Kitchen Nightmares," "Hell's Kitchen" and "MasterChef," all with Gordon Ramsay. Fairchild has also been featured on numerous radio programs across the country.