Pippa Calland is an acclaimed chef whose deep knowledge of her art doesn’t come as a surprise, being the result of years of work, study and dedication. Unfulfilled by academia, the Indianapolis native left her graduate studies at the University of Buffalo in 1994 to attend ICE on a James Beard Foundation scholarship. After graduation, Calland continued to pursue her passion and education by studying at the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners in Asti, Italy; and at the Beringer School for American Chefs in Napa under Madeleine Kamman. Luongo.” Pippa became the first American born executive chef to helm Le Madri in NYC and was named one of “Thirteen chefs to look out for” by John Mariani in Esquire magazine in 2002 and received two stars by the New York Times .
In 2009, Pippa won an episode of “ Chopped “ in its inaugural season and was a participant in the ‘Champions Round/ best of the best ‘. Pippa has been working with the Foundation For Women’s Cancer since 2010 and is indefatigable in her desire to help raise money to fund the fight against ovarian cancer.