Ryan Sutton has been the chief New York restaurant critic for Eater since 2014 and is the founder of the critically acclaimed blogs, The Price Hike and The Bad Deal, which cover other aspects of the culinary world.
He will be teaching a new course at the Newmark J-School, “Writing Critically About Food and Restaurants.”
Before joining Eater, he spent eight years working as a food critic and reporter for Bloomberg News. He’s also worked as a freelance critic for Time Out. The James Beard Foundation awarded him the Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review medal in 2015, and nominated him as a finalist in 2016.
Before he began writing about food, Sutton worked as the former Soviet Union coordinator for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and as a writer for the McLaughlin Group television show. He’s also worked in a number of food service establishments in Washington, D.C.
Sutton graduated magna cum laude from George Washington University, where he earned a B.A. in International Affairs with a focus on Russia. He also has an M.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where he focused on human rights and international security policy.