Talent

Hugh Acheson
Owner & Chef, Five & Ten, The National, Empire State South and The Florence
Michael Castillo
Chef de Cuisine, Uchi
Nic Yanes
Owner/Executive Chef, Juniper
Graham Elliot
Critically acclaimed Chef, Restaurateur and Television Personality
Amanda Freitag
Chef, Judge on Food Network's Chopped & Cookbook Author
Jonathan Waxman
Author, Chef & Owner, Adele's, Bajo Sexto Taco, Barbuto, Brezza Cucina, Jams and Waxman's SF
Aarón Sánchez
Chef & Owner Johnny Sanchez restaurants
Tim Love
Chef & Owner, Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Queenie's Steakhouse, Love Shack and White Elephant Saloon
Christina Tosi
Chef, Founder & Owner, Milk Bar
Ludo Lefebvre
Chef, Trois Mec, Petit Trois, Trois Familia, LudoBird
Ming Tsai
Chef & Owner of Blue Ginger and Blue Dragon, Host and Producer of Simply Ming and President of the National Advisory Board of Family Reach
Jimmy Bannos, Jr.
Chef/Partner, The Purple Pig
Jimmy Bannos
Chef/Owner, Heaven on Seven
Jodi Elliott
Pastry Chef & Owner, Bribery Bakery
Mark Oldman
wine expert and author
Alon Shaya
Chef/Owner, Shaya, Domenica and Pizza Domenica
Tyson Cole
Partner/Executive Chef, Hai Hospitality
Matt Bolus
Executive Chef, The 404 Kitchen
Jason Dady
Chef & Owner, Jason Dady Restaurant Group, San Antonio
Ford Fry
Chef/Owner, State of Grace, Marcel, Superica, The El Felix, St. Cecilia, King + Duke, The Optimist, No. 246, JCT. Kitchen & Bar, Beetlecat
David Bull
Executive Chef, Second Bar + Kitchen and Vice President, Culinary Operations at La Corsha Hospitality Group
Sonya Coté
Owner & Executive Chef, Eden East and Hillside Farmacy
Michael Fojtasek
Executive Chef, Olamaie
Wayne Mueller
3rd Generation Owner/Pitmaster, Louie Mueller's BBQ
Andrew Curren
Executive Chef & Partner, ELM Restaurant Group (24 Diner, Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden, Italic, Irene's)
Bryce Gilmore
Executive Chef / Owner, Barley Swine
Janina O'Leary
Owner & Pastry Chef, Play Dough
Kevin Fink
Owner & Executive Chef, Emmer & Rye
Lance Kirkpatrick
Pitmaster - Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew
Omar Flores
Chef & Owner, Casa Rubia and Whistle Britches
Brian Moses
Executive Chef, Olive & June
Rick Lopez
Executive Chef, La Condesa
Joe Anguiano
Executive Chef, VOX Table
Mia Li
Chef de Cuisine, Kuneho
Matt Balke
Executive Chef, Bolsa
James Robert
Executive Chef & Owner, Fixe
Thai Changthong
Executive Chef, Thai-Kun
Clinton Kendall
Director of Operations, East Side King and Thai-Kun
John Brand
Chef, Supper at Hotel Emma
Andrew Wiseheart
Chef & Owner, Contigo Austin
Nathan Lemley
Executive Chef, Parkside and Backspace
Amanda Rockman
Executive Pastry Chef, South Congress Hotel
David Norman
Head Doughpuncher & Partner, Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden
Kazu Fukumoto
Chef & Owner, Fukumoto: Sushi and Yakitori Izakaya
Martin Wilda
Executive Chef, Sway
Michael Paley
Executive Chef, South Congress Hotel
Albert Gonzalez
Executive Chef, Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile and Grizzelda's
Eric Silverstein
Founder/Owner, The Peached Tortilla
Abby Yates
Executive Chef, NO VA Kitchen & Bar
Jeff Balfour
Chef, Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery
Kevin Williamson
Chef & Owner, Ranch 616
Ryan Shields
Executive Chef, Bullfight
Stephen Bonin
Executive Chef, Geraldine’s
Steve McHugh
Executive Chef & Owner, Cured
Ji Peng Chen
Executive Chef, Wu Chow
Eddie Solis
Pitmaster, Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ
Kent Rathbun
Chef, Shinsei
Mark Sparacino
Executive Chef, Sophia's
George Thomas
Executive Chef. Unit-D Pizzeria
Paul Qui
Executive Chef & Owner, Kuneho
Danny Trace
Executive Chef, Brennan’s of Houston
Taylor Chambers
Executive Chef, Justine's Brasserie
Anthony Sobotik
Co-Founder & Chef, Lick Honest Ice Creams
Daniela Herrera
Pastry Chef, Counter 3. FIVE. VII
James Holmes
Chef & Owner, Lucy's Fried Chicken
Julian Barsotti
Executive Chef & Owner, Nonna
Diego Galicia + Rico Torres
Chefs & Co-owners, Restaurant Mixtli
Blaine Staniford
Executive Chef, Grace Restaurant and Little Red Wasp Restaurant
John Bates + Brandon Martinez
Chefs & Co-Owners, Noble Sandwich Co
Ray Isle
Executive Wine Editor, Food & Wine
Harold Marmulstein
Chef & Owner, Salty Sow
Philip Speer
Chef/Owner, Bonhomie
Marco Silvestrini
Co-Owner, Dolce Neve
Jacob Weaver
Executive Chef, Juliet Ristorante
Geronimo Lopez
Executive Chef, Botika
Josh Neises
Chef de Cuisine, Lonesome Dove Austin
Carmen Valera
Boss Lady & Tamalera, Tamale House East
Devon Broglie
Master Sommelier and Global Beverage Buyer
Zach Hunter
Executive Chef, The Brewer's Table
Austin Ewald
Chef de Cuisine, Grizzelda’s
Jim Tripi
Executive Chef, Eberly
Craig Collins
Beverage Director, Elm Restaurant Group
Junior Borges
Executive Chef, The Joule
Thomas 'Coner' Seargeant
Executive Chef, CBD Provisions