NYC Food’s Three Under 40

Maile Carpenter
Maile Carpenter Photo: Patrick McMullan

Crain’s New York lauds three food scene machers in its annual “40 Under 40” list: chef Michael White, Craft exec Katie Grieco, and Food Network Magazine editor-in-chief Maile Carpenter. White has a bold expansion plan: “In five years, Mr. White says, he wants to have restaurants around the world and revenues of $100 million. Then he corrects himself: ‘We will be a $100 million company.’” Grieco was Tom Colicchio’s assistant at Gramercy Tavern and then went on to supervise the launch and operation of all the restaurants in the Craft empire. (Are you taking notes, Michael White? Colicchio’s restaurants are worth a mere $50 million.) Grieco is married to Hearth owner Paul Grieco, which makes her part of a food power couple just like fellow Crain’s pick Maile Carpenter, who is married to Wylie Dufresne. Carpenter, a former TONY food editor, launched one of the decade’s most successful magazines.