Elizabeth Meltz Director of Food Safety and Sustainability, Batali/Bastianich Hospitality Group

Elizabeth Meltz has worked for the Batali/Bastianich Hospitality Group since September of 2006 when she joined the del Posto Restaurant team as a Chef di Partie. In 2007 she began managing the restaurant’s kitchen operations and in 2008 she became BBHG’s Director of Food Safety and Sustainability. Currently she is handling the company’s health and food safety program and green initiatives, including (among other responsibilities): managing the Green Restaurant Certification process for each of the 14 restaurants, overseeing the corporate No-bottled-water policy, advising the new business development team on new restaurant design with regard to green ideals and food safety compliance, and responding to media inquiries about the environmental strides the restaurant group is making. Formerly, Elizabeth has served as Food Editor and Managing Editor of the magazine La Cucina Italiana and worked as a line cook in Rome, Italy.