Amanda Cohen is the chef and owner of Dirt Candy restaurant in New York City. Although she specializes in vegetarian cuisine, she herself is not a vegetarian (although she used to be).
She graduated from the Natural Gourmet Cookery School and went on to work at (among other restaurants) Angelica’s Kitchen, Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill, and Blanche’s Organic Café. In 2008, she opened Dirt Candy.
In 2012, she published the Dirt Candy Cookbook.
In 2010, she competed against Masaharu Morimoto on Iron Chef America in "Battle Vegetable" and lost. Since 2018, she has been featured as one of the Iron Chefs on Iron Chef Canada.
- 2018 – present: Today
- 2018 – present: Iron Chef Canada
- 2018: Top Chef Canada
- 2015: CBS This Morning
- 2010: Iron Chef America