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Local Chef Makes Quarterfinals of National James Beard Foundation’s “Who Will Be the Next Favchef” Competition

The winner will be featured in Taste of Home Magazine and receive $25,000.

Lenore Nolan Ryan, the founder of Lenore Nolan-Ryan Cooking School & Catering in Fort Lauderdale, reached the quarterfinals of the National James Beard Foundation’s “Who Will Be the Next Favchef” competition. The free voting process for the quarterfinals lasts through Aug. 3, with the semifinals occurring through Aug. 17. The winner will receive $25,000 and appear in a 2-page Taste of Home Magazine advertorial. 

“With my winnings, I will create a not-for-profit fun and informative cooking classes to inspire and bring together those families that are less fortunate,” Ryan says. “I want kids, moms, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles to cook together while creating memories that last a lifetime. Families that cook together stay together! This would give me a platform to share my gifts with everyone. To open their hearts to the wonderful world of cooking!”

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Drew Limsky

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.