Chef Katya Weiss-Andersson has cooked in New York City, Italy, the West Bank and beyond. She did her stage under Chef Amanda Cohen at Dirt Candy on the Lower East Side, went on to own Stay Fresh Veg in Durham, NC, and became recognized as an innovator in the plant-based food world by the time she was 25. Weiss-Andersson has cross-trained extensively with gluten-free, Ayurvedic and raw foods, as well as other dietary specifications. Specializing in global culinary traditions from Venezuela to Korea to Ethiopia, Weiss-Andersson’s passion is continuing to learn about regional dishes within their respective cultural contexts. She’s a big nerd, a freelance writer and a Colfax Marathon ambassador athlete who owns entirely too many kinds of hot sauce. Her writing has been featured on Greatist, MissMuslim and Localeur.