Amy Brandwein

Amy Brandwein is the chef and owner of Centrolina, a combined seasonal Italian restaurant and market that opened in Washington, D.C. in the spring of 2015. Throughout her career, Chef Brandwein has earned many accolades, including recognition as a 2017 James Beard Foundation Award finalist for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic.

Other prominent honors for Chef Brandwein include RAMMY Award nominations from the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) for Chef of the Year in 2016 and 2017, New Restaurant of the Year in 2016, and Rising Culinary Star in 2007. In 2017, Chef Brandwein was accepted to the James Beard Foundation’s prestigious Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program fellowship, and has earned additional scholarships from the foundation, as well as the International Association of Culinary Professionals.