DIANE PHILLIPS is the author of 16 cookbooks, including the James Beard Award nominated Perfect Party Food. A traveling cooking teacher, Diane teaches her easy, elegant do-ahead approach to entertaining and home cooking across the United States, in Europe and at Rancho La Puerta in Mexico.
Diane is a consultant to the food and beverage industry, having helped to
develop products and menu items for companies such as General Mills and Foodmaker. She has also served as a consultant to Hilton's Extended Stay property brand management, and been the spokesperson for Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry and Lipton Recipe Secrets. Diane appears on local media while touring and has appeared on QVC, PBS, NPR, Martha Stewart Everyday Radio, Eye on the Bay (San Francisco) and Northwest Afternoon (Seattle).