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Ilene Rosen

Ilene Rosen is the chef, creative director, and co-owner of R&D Foods, a specialty grocery shop featuring her prepared foods that opened in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, in 2013. Previously, Rosen spent fifteen years as the savory chef at City Bakery, where she basked in the glory of seasonal produce and honed her craft creating the salad bar that gained a cult following. Rosen resides in Brooklyn, a seven-minute walk from her shop and a two-minute walk from the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, where she continues to be exuberant about fruits and vegetables.