yos.jpgHope Cohen 
Food & media personality, chef, restaurant consultant, and lover of all things food and wine  
www.cravephilly.com

In 2002, Chef Cohen's entrepreneurial spirit led her to found her own culinary consulting company, Strawberryblonde Consulting. As founder and President, she advises an ever-more-prestigious list of clients on restaurant concepts, cuisine, menus and proper culinary execution. She also instructs culinary seminars and has been a guest lecturer on food & culture at the ivy league powerhouse University of Pennsylvania. The world's largest television retailer, QVC, has taken notice, tapping Strawberryblonde and Chef Cohen to represent culinary products on air on a regular basis. She has been invited on several occasions to join James Beard Award winning chefs, as guest chefs in the kitchen at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City, part of The James Beard Foundation.

Chef Cohen's hard work has earned her the reputation of one of Philadelphia's gastronomic movers and shakers. She has been featured in the "Vanguard" section of Philadelphia Style magazine, the food section of the Philadelphia Daily News, and has graced the covers of chic mags Main Line Today and Real Philly. BMW, N.A. has nabbed her for national print advertising and Southwest Airlines followed suit, offering her a role in several nationally televised commercials. Recognizing the value of her on-air persona, several notoriously egocentric local restaurateurs have even replaced themselves with Cohen in their restaurant commercials.

In her continuing quest for education and self improvement, Cohen still travels extensively throughout Europe, studying restaurants, the art of cooking and their relation to culture.