(from far left) Plate editor, Chandra Ram, with Jake Martin, Jake’s sous chef and Kristen D. Murray pictured in 2011 at Ned Ludd, Portland, Oregon.

At Plate, we love the challenge and the excitement of taking food further every day. We are driven by an insatiable curiosity and passion for food that we share with our chef audience. We speak their language. Exploring the culinary world, we uncover the most interesting and inspiring food and drink ideas. And by presenting these ideas to our readers, we stimulate creativity and menu innovation, so they too can take food further.