Created By: DEBY XIADANI, ALEC RING, LUKE KATLER
Oset Babur, Assoc. Editor, Food & Wine
Arden Shore, Staff Editor, The Infatuation
Lauren Goldstein, Social / Events, Cherry Bombe
The creators of GOOD COOKS! interview NYC chefs, restaurant founders, foodies, sommeliers, servers, and more to share their tips, habits, and insights into their delectable world. AUDIENCE TASTINGS of desserts, wines, appetizers happen each show, along with GUEST-LED DEMONSTRATIONS. Unique to GOOD COOKS! is top-notch comedy framing the guest interviews and inspiring the experience.
DEBY XIADANI (Director/Writer/Producer) is a human specializing in new work and dark comedy. She won the fictitious award for Most Likely To Make Friends on the Train. She was actually nominated Best Director 2018 for Leurana (by Enrique Huili). She has been asked back to Dartmouth College (her alma mater) seven times to direct, emcee, and produce live events because she is a great collaborator. Shes lived in Chicago and Mexico City (its safer now, Mom) and in her spare time she writes sketch at UCB and teaches fitness to active adults. (xiadani: shee-ah-daw-nee) @debursxgb
ALEC RING (Director/Writer/Producer) is a director, writer, and producer with training at UCB and Improv Olympic based in New York. After living in Los Angeles, Alec moved to New York to begin working at Cinetic Media - a full service sales, finance, management, and production company in film and television. Most recently, he has assisted with the production of Ethan Hawkes BLAZE which premiered at Sundance 2018 and Peter Farrellys GREEN BOOK starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, released on November, 16th.
LUKE KATLER (Director/Writer/Producer) Hails from sunny south Florida where he spent his days staring longingly at the beach from a darkened room watching 90s comedies. Luke works at William Morris Endeavor as an assistant to a theatre agent, who represents Broadway-level choreographers, directors and playwrights. Luke has spent his young and adult life as a performer in everything ranging from Shakespeare, musical theatre, and improv at Chicagos Improv Olympic. Currently Luke is focusing his attention on helping usher NETWORK starring Bryan Cranston to the Broadway stage. On any given day or night you can likely find Luke at the theatre or huffing and puffing on a strained run along the Hudson.