Culinary Online was founded by the "Father of the Culinary Internet," Gary Holleman. Gary was the single most influential person in bringing the culinary profession to the Internet. He helped create Chefnet as a bulletin board before the Internet was well known, and later he recreated Chefnet on the web. He also was influential in the creation of the listserve, "Chefs and Cooks on the Internet".
His work with Chefs Collaborative 2000 and with heirloom vegetables was well known and respected. He was also active in several other food and culinary associations.
Gary was the editor of the free Food and Wine Online Newsletter, which was an update to his book, Food and Wine Online (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1995). Gary was also the Technology Editor for Food Arts magazine and Corporate Chef for Indian Harvest, a supplier of specialty grains and legumes.
In addition to his many contributions to the culinary profession, he frequently traveled the United States giving cooking demonstrations, speaking at seminars and food expositions, and consulting to food companies.
At the time of his death, Gary was beginning work on his third book, which was to be on environmental issues.
He will be sorely missed by all, but not forgotten.
October 21, 1997. Remembrance of Gary Holleman
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