Rebecca (Becky) Hays joined Cook’s Illustrated in 2000 and has worked on various magazine, book, and website projects. She is the managing editor of Cook’s Illustrated and on-screen test cook for America’s Test Kitchen.
A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health in Manhattan, Rebecca has worked in several professional kitchens and taught cooking classes to adults. Prior to her work in the food industry, Rebecca spent several years working on a securities trading floor. She holds degrees in economics and French from Fairfield University in Connecticut.
She lives in Bedford, Mass., with her husband, Chris, and her son, Nate.