Fit to Print: How to Pitch to Trade Publications featuring Chandra Ram

Chandra Ram

Our "Fit to Print" category gets specific with editors about their careers and also what kinds of stories they are looking for (and not!)


This session will feature Chandra Ram:

As the editor of Plate, Chandra Ram lives and breathes food and what’s exciting in restaurants today. She spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a cook and consulting chef before turning to food writing and editing Plate, an award-winning food magazine that challenges chefs to take food further. In addition, she serves as president of the board for Meals on Wheels Chicago, working to raise funds to supply meals for Chicago’s homebound senior citizens and people with disabilities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Loyola University Chicago, an associate’s degree in culinary arts from The Culinary Institute of America, and has passed the certificate level of the Court of Master Sommeliers exam. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and the James Beard Foundation Award chef/restaurant judging committee, and has won multiple awards for her writing and editing, including the Jesse H. Neal awards, the Folio awards, the Association of Food Journalists award, and the McAllister Editorial Fellowship. She is the co-author of The Eiffel Tower Restaurant Cookbook, (Chronicle Books).
Social Media– Connect with Chandra below:
@chandrasplate for Instagram and Twitter

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