Nilou Motamed

Food, Travel & Lifestyle Expert; Co-Founder

Story Collective

Food, Travel & Lifestyle Expert; Co-Founder

Nilou Motamed has been shaping the conversation in food and travel for more than 20 years. She was most recently Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine. She is also the former Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast’s Epicurious and the long-time Features Director & Senior Correspondent for Travel + Leisure, where she oversaw the brand’s coverage of restaurants, hotels, culture, and trends in luxury travel.

Nilou is a frequent guest on national television programs ranging from NBC’s Today to Bravo’s Top Chef and is a regularly featured speaker at international food conferences and travel symposia.

In 2017 Nilou co-founded The Story Collective, a consultancy specializing in brand voice, strategy, and storytelling for the world’s top luxury hotels, restaurants, and destinations. Nilou has been named one of AdWeek’s “30 Most Influential People in Food,” and can be found on Instagram and Twitter at @niloumotamed.