When Steve Jenkins joined the Fairway family, he was an out-of-work stage actor with five years of experience behind the counter at a New York City specialty food retailer. Jenkins was the only serious cheesemonger in town and had earned his place as a certified Maitre Fromager. He surveyed how Fairway was displaying their cheeses – it was just like everyone else, people who didn’t yet know the intricacies behind caring for cheese, presenting cheese, giving it the opportunity to taste the best it could. Jenkins dove right in, absorbing the tricks of the trade and bringing them to life at the Fairway cheese counter.
He has been an intensely influential driving force behind the state of the artisanal cheese industry in the United States today. By the mid-1990′s, he had amassed such deep and passionate knowledge on the subject that he published one of the most highly regarded manuscripts of the cheese industry. Cheese Primer, unleashed in 1996, will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about cheese, and then some, the way that only Steve could tell it. Cheese Primer won the James Beard Award and was nominated for the Julia Child Award of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. It is often referred to as the single-most indispensable book in the world of cheese. Jenkins is not only an integral part of the food world, but is a part of the fuel that continues to create change and educate the future of the industry.
Carlon M. Colker, MD, is the Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of Peak Wellness, Inc., with centers in Greenwich, Connecticut and Beverly Hills, California. He’s also Fairway’s Health and Nutrition Consultant. His practice specialties include internal medicine, sports medicine, and nutrition. Dr. Colker is widely regarded as America’s premier wellness coach. Dozens of world champion athletes and numerous Hollywood celebrities openly credit Colker with profoundly impacting and improving their lives and well-being through proper health, nutrition, and exercise. Dr. Colker is also a long-time columnist, book author, and familiar network reality TV star. As a television personality he regularly appears on networks like ABC, NBC, Fox, and ESPN. Dr. Colker has managed to combine his remarkable experiences to help countless people unleash their power and reach their true maximum potential.
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Hannah has been working with food since the age of 16, when she spent her summer scooping gelato. Since then she’s been happily employed as close to food as possible. Hannah has waited tables, tended bar, cooked behind the line, managed restaurants, flipped wheels of fromage, worked on the set of a Food Network show, and written about food and food people. She graduated from Columbia in 2009 with a joint anthropology/creative writing degree.
She is thrilled to work for Fairway, her favorite grocery store and go-to source for food inspiration. Hannah scopes out Fairway’s seriously delicious, impressive stuff and sings its praises. She might be found experimenting with these goodies in her tiny, cozy Manhattan kitchen.
Dan Glickberg is a fourth generation founding family member and Executive Vice President of Fairway. After graduating from Trinity College in 2005, Glickberg began working at Fairway full time, joining his father Howie, currently the Vice Chairman of Development at Fairway, who had followed in the footsteps of Glickberg’s grandfather Leo and his great-grandfather (and Fairway founder) Nathan before him.
Glickberg has seen all aspects of the business from how food gets to the store to on your table. He’s unloaded trucks, stocked shelves, and he even got his start at Fairway during his senior year in high school as an intern in the Plainview store’s customer service department. After his second year of college, he was also a waiter at Fairway’s Café and Steakhouse, which is above the Broadway store at 74th street, in Manhattan.
Today, you can often catch Glickberg on camera being interviewed by the press, or doing some interviewing of his own when he’s hosting Fairway Foodie segments that air on NBC’s LX.TV and feature Fairway Rock Stars, such as Master Cheesemonger Steve Jenkins and Master Butcher Ray Venezia. With Fairway’s Chef de Cuisine Mitchel London, Glickberg also develops recipes and shows how to make them in Farm to Table segments on LX.TV’s 1stLook. Plus, you can catch him every week for At the Table on WOR Radio’s Joan Hamburg Show.
Lori brings her passion for quality cooking and love of entertaining to her role as Director of Trade and Product Development for Fairway Market.
She is a proud single Mom of two and has been a Fairway devotee since her days as a Fordham Law student where she attended after graduating Emory University in Atlanta with a BA in International Studies. As a Licensed U.S. customs broker, and former practicing Customs &Trade Attorney, Lori brings a special skill set and unique NY verve to her work at Fairway Market. She oversees the importation of many of your favorite specialty products and works on the development of Fairway’s Private Label Program.