Edible History was launched in 2012 with the mission of bringing the past to life through food and drink. We host intimate pop-up dinner parties around NYC and use food as a sensory medium to explore the past.
Victoria Flexner is our founder and resident historian and host. She is a former museum educator who has worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Public Library, and The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Victoria also boasts a deep knowledge of the New York City food scene, having worked with boutique restaurant PR firm, Hall Company. Victoria holds a Masters degree in History from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. Find her at Brooklyn Brainery for more in depth lectures on some of our current themes.
Jay Refiel is our resident chef. He originally studied in Pastry at the French Culinary Institute, then moved into both savory and modernist cooking. Trained at Corton (Michelin 2 Star) and the legendary WD-50. Currently works as a private chef and runs his own supper club, Knives & Fire. He has had a long interest in historical cuisine and develops menus and dinners for Edible History. Specializes in a hybrid of very modern techniques mixed with classically inspired French Cuisine, with strong Asian flavor influences.