Chef/Owner, MoPho | Tana | Rum & the Lash | Maypop

New Orleans, LA

Food & Wine Best New Chef, 2016

James Beard Award Best Chef South finalist, 2016

Michael Gulotta

Chef/Owner, Oxlot 9 | Smoke BBQ

Covington, LA

Food & Wine Best New Chef finalist, 2014

Jeffrey Hansell

Executive Chef, King + Duke

Atlanta, GA

EJ Hodgkinson

Chef/Owner, Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

Arlington, VA | Washington, DC

James Beard Award finalist Best Cookbook, 2010 DamGoodSweet

David Guas


Washington, DC

Certified Master Chef

 Star of Emmy-nominated CBS show, Recipe Rehab

Chef/owner, Roots 657; Rosendale Collective


Rich Rosendale, CMC

Executive Chef, Butcher & Bee 

Charleston, SC/Nashville, TN

Bryan Weaver

Chef/Owner, H Town Restaurant Group (Hugo’s | Caracol | Backstreet Café | Xochi)

Houston, TX

James Beard Award Best Chef Southwest finalist, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Hugo Ortega

Chef/Owner/Restaurateur, Davio's, Northern Italian Steakhouse

Author,  It's All About the Guest: Exceeding Expectations in Business and in Life, the Davio's Way

Steve DiFillippo