Dave Lieberman's love affair with food began as a child while watching his father cook for family in Center City Philadelphia, Pa. This interest grew during his teenage years while working at various restaurants throughout Philadelphia. As a college student at Yale University, Dave enlisted friends to produce a local-access cooking show, Campus Cuisine, with Dave being the star. Dave enjoyed cooking on the show so much that he opened his own campus catering service.
During his senior year, he was discovered by Amanda Hesser of The New York Times and was prominently featured in a front-page article that appeared in the "Dining In" section of the newspaper. This break proved fortuitous, as Dave soon landed a book deal from Hyperion Books for his first cookbook, Young and Hungry: Making the Most of Fresh and Affordable Food.
Dave currently lives in New York, N.Y., and works as a personal chef.