Steven Petusevsky '77

Steven Petusevsky

Steven Petusevsky ’77, is the founder and principle of Steven M. Petusevsky Enterprises, a food service consulting group. He is an acclaimed chef and director of culinary innovation, known as a pioneer in the pairing of health and exceptional taste. His culinary studies have taken him across the globe in search of innovative and authentic cooking techniques. Robust earthy flavors and vibrant cuisines capture the influence and unique reinterpretations of ethnic dishes he is famous for creating. Chef Steve has been the National Director of Creative Food Development for Whole Foods Market, the largest natural food retail chain in the country. Chef Steve’s consulting group develops complete food service programs, healthfully inspired recipes and thoughtfully engineered menus for many national large retail supermarket chains and fast casual restaurant groups.

He is the author of The Whole Foods Market Cookbook – a Guide to Natural Foods with 350 Recipes, published by Clarkson Potter in 2002. Chef Steve is a celebrated food journalist with a vast readership. He writes special features for Cooking Light magazine, where he was a contributing editor for more than four years with a monthly column entitled “Inspired Vegetarian.” He also wrote a weekly syndicated column called “Vegetarian Today,” for the Chicago Tribune news service, which was published in hundreds of newspapers across the nation for over a decade. Steve currently writes a regular feature column for, with a readership of over 20 million. He is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, where he was awarded a fellowship and served as Chef Instructor.  His new books, The Diabetes Vegetarian Cookbook and Sizzle and Smoke: Diabetes Friendly Recipes for Charcoal, Gas and Stovetop Grills were published by the American Diabetes Association in 2013 and 2014 respectively. (Plantation, FL)