Jay Cheshes

Jay Cheshes is a feature writer covering art, culture, food, and travel, among other topics. He is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal and has previously written for The New Yorker, Town & Country, Fortune, W, Saveur, and Travel + Leisure. Trained as a chef, he was the New York dining critic for Gourmet magazine (for which he received a James Beard nomination) and reviewed restaurants weekly for Time Out New York for five years. The son of a U.S. diplomat, he was raised in six countries on three continents. He is based in New York but travels frequently.

• Received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University
• Attended the Culinary Institute of America
• Ghost-wrote a book on the life of Absolut vodka founder Michel Roux

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