Ana Sortun is the executive chef and co-owner of Oleana Restaurant and Sofra Bakery and Café, and co-owner of Sarma Restaurant in Cambridge, MA. Ana graduated from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine de Paris and opened her restaurant, Oleana, in 2001, immediately drawing rave reviews from the New York Times. She was named Best Chef: Northeast by the James Beard Foundation in 2005, and is the author of two cookbooks—Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean (William Morrow, 2006), and Soframiz: Vibrant Middle Eastern Recipes from Sofra Bakery (with Maura Kilpatrick,Ten Speed Press, 2016). Ana is known for bringing Middle Eastern flavors into the mainstream through her passion for Turkish cooking, spices, and her husband’s (Chris Kurth of Siena Farms) fresh, organic vegetables. A 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 James beard “Outstanding Chef” semi finalist, among her many accomplishments, solidifies her as a leader in the industry. (Cambridge, MA)