Joyce Goldstein is a consultant to the restaurant and food industries. For 12 years, she was chef/owner of the ground-breaking Mediterranean restaurant SQUARE ONE in San Francisco, which received multiple industry awards for food, wine, and service. Prior to SQUARE ONE, Goldstein was chef of the Cafe at Chez Panisse for three years. She was visiting executive chef of the Wine Spectator restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa.
Goldstein was voted San Francisco magazine's Chef of the Year in 1992 and received the James Beard Award for Best Chef in California in 1993. In 2005, she received the lifetime achievement award from Women Chefs and Restaurateurs (of which she is a founding board member). In 2016, she received the lifetime achievement award from the San Francisco Professional Food Society. Goldstein has written 28 cookbooks, including Inside the California Food Revolution and The New Mediterranean Jewish Table. Her book on preserving will be published by Ten Speed Press next spring.