Based in NYC, Ivy Ackerman lives for dining out. Often joking she was born without the 'butter thumb', her laughable lack of kitchen confidence drove her to a life – and ultimately build a career – set in and around restaurants. In 2012, Ivy launched experiential dining company Butter and Egg Road; designing creative culinary experiences. Ivy also consults for food publications and food-tech startups. Coupling an insatiable curiosity for what’s happening in today’s dining scene, with a passion for understanding the psychology of food, Ivy began her signature brand of immersive food trend journeys in 2015. Ivy lives in Chelsea, Manhattan and can often be found grabbing a morning latte at Café Grumpy’s, savouring oatmeal at Nourish Kitchen + Table or ordering a spicy scallop hand-roll at Sushi Seki.