Bret Thorn

Senior Food Editor, Nation’s Restaurant News

Bret Thorn is responsible for reporting on culinary trends in foodservice for Nation's Restaurant News. He joined NRN in 1999, after spending about five years as a journalist in Thailand, where he wrote business and food stories. His columns in NRN won the 2006 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for best staff-written editorial or opinion column. A magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University in Medford, Mass., with a bachelor’s degree in history, Mr. Thorn also studied at Le Cordon Bleu Ecole de Cuisine in Paris.

Posts by Bret Thorn

May 14, 2014

Soylent Beige

For every trend there’s a counter trend....More
May 06, 2014

Reflections on the Beard Awards

“All the winners were wrong,” a journalist who is probably himself one of the judges for the James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef....More
May 01, 2014

Taste of the Nation

Share Our Strength shouldn’t exist. Don’t get me wrong; it's a great organization, but its mission is to end childhood hunger in the....More
Apr 02, 2014

What the food at the Food & Wine Best New Chefs party means to you

A look at what was served at the party that kicks of the spring food scene in New York....More
Mar 27, 2014

You thought this was a Mexican restaurant? April Fool's!

Across the Street restaurant turns itself into a pop-up on April Fool's Day, and they say it’s not as hard as it looks....More
Feb 21, 2014

What’s wrong with “Farmed and Dangerous”

Farmed and Dangerous is another move by Chipotle that obscures issues rather than clarifying them....More
Feb 13, 2014

A life story in chocolate

Raised on a chocolate plantation, Ivorian chef François Kwak-Dongo now has his own chocolate company....More
Feb 10, 2014

Say hello to Bocuse d'Or Team USA

This year's competition to represent the U.S. in Lyon was decidedly low-key....More
Feb 04, 2014

What do you mean, “gay food”?

The author moderates a panel on the odd notion of “gay food.”....More

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