Jenny's KeyNote

"Jenny Dorsey is a professional chef, author and artist specializing in multi-platform storytelling fusing food with social good. She's especially interested in challenging food as purely physical experience, instead evoking emotion and vulnerability through her plates. After changing careers into food & hospitality, Jenny worked in multiple Michelin-starred restaurants in NYC and SF before founding Wednesdays, a popular supper club series centered on meaningful conversation, in 2014. Wednesdays quickly claimed top spots in multiple best of lists and ushered in thousands of guests through the years -- but something was missing. In 2018, Wednesdays was officially was reborn as Studio ATAO, taking on a nonprofit status and further clarifying its mission to deeply engage its audiences around social impact issues. Jenny's food and art has been featured in publications ranging from Harper's Bazaar and Wall Street Journal to NowThis and Eater. She is author of multiple books, and her bylines have been published on outlets such as Narratively, Michelin Guide and VICE. She has also appeared on channels such as Food Network and Oxygen TV, and regularly speaks about food and identity across the U.S"

Core Expertise

  • Self-development
  • Creativity
  • Storytelling

About Jenny

Jenny is a professional chef, writer and artist specializing in multi-platform storytelling fusing food with social good. She leads a nonprofit studio named Studio ATAO, is the Co-Host of Why Food? podcast on Heritage Radio Network and runs her own culinary consulting business. Her food and work has been profiled in outlets such as Eater, Business Insider, Food & Wine, Oxygen TV and NowTHIS. Her full biography, food portfolio and writing can be found at http://jennydorsey.co.