Reston Royalty J BY MATTHEW CHRISTIAN DAVIS | PHOTOS BY DAVID MADISON
uliette Rossant coined the term ‘Super Chef’… also the title of her first book “Super Chef” [Simon & Schuster 2004], and an online magazine www.SuperChefBlog.com.
A resident of Reston, Juliette is also the daughter of renowned New York architect James Rossant (‘the’ designer/planner/ sculptor of Reston) and Colette Rossant from Paris, celebrated cookbook author and renowned writer on culinary arts. Juliette started publishing poems at age 14 years and graduated from St. Ann’s in Brooklyn,
then attended Dartmouth College (where she co-founded The Stonefence Review literary magazine), and later studied creative writing at Johns Hopkins University (studying under Kenneth Koch and Richard Eberhart). Rossant’s journalism work in the 1980s included living in Istanbul, Paris, Moscow, and Jeddah — where she wrote for newspapers and magazines such as Business Week. Her work included writing about the Kurds in Northern Iraq during the Gulf War, and developments in the oil industry in Central Asia and the Middle East.
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Ms. Rossant has written for Forbes and Business Week, as contributing editor to many other magazines, from Portfolio to Gourmet, among others. A leading expert with SuperChefs and celebrity chefs for nearly a decade, Juliette Rossant started the “Celebrity Chefs” column in the Forbes annual “Celebrity 100” issue. We caught up with Juliette to learn more about the legacy of her father’s work, his influence on her, and why she chose to live and work in Reston.