Nilou Motamed has been shaping the conversation in food and travel for more than 20 years. She is a judge on Season 16 and 17 of Bravo’s award-winning series Top Chef, and has been named one of AdWeek’s 30 Most Influential People in Food.
She most recently served as Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine. She is also the former Editor-in-Chief of Epicurious.com and the long-time Features Director & Senior Correspondent for Travel + Leisure, where she oversaw the brand’s coverage of restaurants, hotels, culture, and trends in luxury travel.
In 2017 Nilou leveraged her global network and expertise in food and travel to co-found Story Collective, a consultancy specializing in brand voice, strategy, and storytelling for the world’s top luxury hotels, restaurants, and destinations.
She is a regularly featured speaker at international travel and food conferences. She can be found on Instagram and Twitter at @niloumotamed.