Jody Adams is a James Beard award-winning chef with a national reputation for her imaginative use of New England ingredients in regional Italian cuisine. Rialto, her four-star restaurant in Harvard Square, Cambridge, was named “One of the top 20 new restaurants in the country” by Esquire magazine, earning many additional accolades over the years. Adams has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, among many others. In 2010 she was a contestant on the second season ofTop Chef Masters, BRAVO TV's popular culinary competition. In 2011 she opened her second restaurant venture, TRADE, located in Boston’s historic Waterfront District.