Saugatuck, Michigan

Julee Rosso's Biography

Julee Rosso

Julee Rosso is a food writer, teacher, and consultant to the food industry. When, in 1977, Julee opened a small gourmet food shop in New York City, little did she and her partner realize how it would change their lives. It was called The Silver Palate and practically overnight became a great favorite with Manhattenites who until then were not in the habit of buying high-end, take-out food. In the 1980’s they wrote The Silver Palate Cookbook which was a runaway best-seller.

Julee Rosso’s latest book is The Silver Palate Cookbook’s 25th Anniversary edition in 2007, a completely rewritten compendium of food in America today. She is also the author of Great Good Food, Fresh Start and the co-author of The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook and The New Basics Cookbook, which together have over seven million copies in print. In 1992 The Silver Palate Cookbook was inducted into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame. In 1986 The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook won the 1985 Duncan Hines/IACP award for the "Best Entertaining Cookbook of the Year". The Silver Palate retail, catering and manufacturing business was sold in 1988. For six years following she served as co-food editor of Parade Magazine's column "Simply Delicious".

Julee has appeared on many television and radio programs around the country, including NBC's "Today Show", ABC's "Good Morning America" ,"20/20" and "60Minutes'. Throughout her career, Julee has received many awards for her contributions to the food world including: Business Woman of the Year for Gourmet Takeout from New York University's Small Business Administration; three awards from the National Association of Specialty Food Trade; and the New York Association of Cooking Teachers Life Achievement Award, the prestigious award of the Ocean Spray Cranberry Salute to American Food, The Pacesetter Award from the Roundtable for Women in Foodservice and the Metropolitan Home Design 100 Award. She was inducted into the Who's Who of American Food and Beverage by the James Beard Society in 1992. In 2007, she was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award in "recognition of outstanding professional accomplishments” by Michigan’s College of Arts & Letters from which she graduated with a BA in History Education.

Julee conducts cooking classes and lectures at numerous universities and symposiums throughout the United States, including Stanford University Business School, The Women’s Economic Development Association, New York University, The Symposium of American Culinary, The American Institute of Wine and Food Conference, The Smithsonian, The Wharton School of Business, Oxford University’s Symposium on Gastronomy, and was the keynote speaker at the IACP 1990 Convention. She is a business consultant and has sat on the boards of the National Association for Specialty Food Trade, The Culinary Institute of America and the American Institute of Wine and Food.

Since 1991 Julee and her husband, Bill Miller, have owned The Wickwood Inn in Saugatuck, Michigan.

She continues to be passionate about good food and health everyday.

The Wickwood Inn
510 Butler Street, PO Box 1019 • Saugatuck, Michigan 49453-1019
Telephone: (269) 857-1465 or 1-800 385-1174 • Fax: (269) 857-1552