About Nilou Motamed

Nilou Motamed has been shaping the conversation in food and travel for more than 20 years. She is a recurring judge on 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 Condé Nast’s Epicurious 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 brands, hotels, restaurants, and destinations.

Nilou  can be found on Instagram and Twitter at @niloumotamed.