Condé Nast Presents: Fireside Chat w/ Dawn Davis, Editor in Chief of Bon Appétit
Get to know the prolific executive in the publishing industry and the first Black female editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit.
Dawn Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Bon Appétit
Dawn Davis was appointed as editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit in fall of 2020. Prior to her appointment, she was a book publisher who in her career published many New York Times bestsellers and critically acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction. In her current role, Davis is responsible for the editorial vision of Bon Appétit and Epicurious across digital, video, OTT, social and print platforms.
Davis, formerly vice president and publisher of 37 Ink, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, is an award-winning publisher and storytelling advocate who, for over two decades, has championed and elevated underrepresented voices. Her interest in food and restaurants also led her to write If You Can Stand the Heat: Tales from Chefs and Restauranteurs which profiled some of the most dynamic and prolific chefs of the time, including Edna Lewis, Bobby Flay, Anthony Bourdain, Michael McCarty, Patricia Williams and Linda Rodriguez.
She was named the 2019 Editor of the Year by Poets & Writers. A former board member of The Harlem School of the Arts and a graduate of Stanford University, she lives in New York City with her family.