A2: Food Ambassador

Chef Alex Young, founder and managing partner of Zingerman’s Roadhouse, is among the first chefs inducted into the U.S. State Department’s American Chef Corps, according to a report on National Public Radio. The NPR report quotes a Washington Post article that describes the corps as unpaid “food ambassadors” who will be part of a broader Diplomatic Culinary Partnership to “elevate the role of culinary engagement in America’s formal and public diplomacy efforts.” [Source]