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Preeti MistryNEW MAKER!

Sonoma, CA


Acclaimed chef, author and speaker Chef Preeti Mistry is honored to have been twice nominated by the James Beard Foundation as 'Best Chef of the West' 2017 & 2018. They were the Co-Founder & Exec Chef of Navi Kitchen and Juhu Beach Club (both closed) as well as the co-author (with Sarah Henry) of The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook. Born in London and raised in the US, Preeti held Exec Chef roles at the deYoung Musuem in San Francisco and Google HQ in Mountain View, CA. They were a contestant on Top Chef Season 6. Preeti has been featured in numerous publications including Food & Wine Magazine, NY Times, Time Magazine, Bon Appetit, SF Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, Vogue India, Eater in addition to Anthony Bourdain’s PARTS UNKNOWN on CNN. They have been a keynote speaker and panelist at numerous events including WSJ Talks, Cherry Bombe 2014, 2017 & 2018, Eater Young Guns 2019, FAB Charleston Keynote 2019 and James Beard Foundation Summit 2019. Since the pandemic, Preeti and their wife Ann Nadeau have been living in the Russian River, Sonoma County, California. In April 2021 Preeti launched a podcast, ‘Loading Dock Talks’ in partnership with award winning podcast team ‘Copper & Heat’. They have been making the best of their new surroundings, hiking in the redwoods, making lots of pizza on the grill and volunteering on local regenerative farms.


- James Beard Nominee Best Chef of the West 2017 & 2018
- Best Chef of the East Bay 2017: East Bay Express
- Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown; Bay Area 2015
- 30 Chefs to Watch Out For, Plate Magazine 2016
- Frequent Speaker & Featured Chef (Wall Street Journal Talks 2016, Stanford Innovation Conference 2017, Cook It Raw 2015, Cherry Bombe Jubilee 2014, 2017 & 2018, Star Chefs Intl Congress 2016, FAB Charleston Keynote 2019, Eater Young Guns 2019)
- Women In Hospitality United Advisory Board Member
- Cherry Bombe 100 List
- 100 Most Influential Asian Americans 2017