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Executive Chef Darryl Bell of Foundry & Lux created a barbecue sauce so good it begged to be bottled. Packing more than just a sweet-and-savory punch, Darryl’s Kansas City–style sauce does good as well: 20 percent of proceeds are donated to the nonprofits No Kid Hungry and the Rafiki Foundation.

When Ty Paup learned about Bon Appétit’s unique chef-driven culture in 2006, it was love at first sight for him. As Brown University’s culinary director, he helps his team to elevate the campus food experience, and has cooked at the renowned James Beard House and with José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen in the past two years.

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Executive Chef Darryl Bell has enjoyed extending his teaching workshops to the Bon Appétit team at Foundry & Lux in South San Francisco, CA, where he shares tips on technique, knife skills, butchery, and more.

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Despite the numerous challenges she faced early in her life and career, Executive Sous Chef Diana Yu found ways to adapt, learn, and grow, and now manages a team around 80 people at Emory University.

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The Bon Appétit team at Biola University hosted more than 60 chefs and 40 catering staff and managers who came from as far north as San Francisco, as far south as San Diego, and as far east as Utah for the conference.