Chad Carns’s digital marketing career began appropriately enough at an ad agency on New York City’s Madison Avenue. Carns earned global recognition early in his art director career with several awards in both print and digital medium.

He later transitioned his focus to the beauty industry where he art directed photo shoots, designed websites and spearheaded the branding and global social strategy for a beauty company doing business in over 120 countries.

Constantly reinventing himself, Chad followed his passion for food, wine and culture downtown to Greenwich Village where he wrote, designed and independently published The Gourmet Bachelor, a trendy cookbook featuring easy recipes for two.

Carns studied culinary arts and wine at prestigious institutions in NYC. He is a distinguished guest judge at International Culinary Center and certified Tuscan Wine Master. As a cooking personality, Chad established influential media relationships from his appearances on The Today ShowComedy CentralSpikeTVToni On! NY, and in Marie Claire magazine.

Carnsmedia is a product of Chad’s passion for food and digital media. He oversees creative direction and business strategy for a team of digital media juggernauts that support many of the top chefs, restaurants and trendy bars in New York City. Chad is also editor-in-chief at, a popular gourmet lifestyle website.