Panelists & Chefs 2019

Chef Jeremiah Tower
Culinary Pioneer

Chef Barbara Lynch
Chef / Owner – Barbara Lynch Collective

Chef Grant Macpherson
Chef / Owner – Scotch Myst
Resort and Restaurant Consultant

Chef Timothy Hollingsworth
Exec Chef / Owner – Otium, Final Table on Netflix

Chef Ali Bouzari
Culinary Scientist / Co-Founder – Pilot R&D / Render

Chef Gerard Bertholon
Chief Strategy Officer – Cuisine Solutions

Chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins
Exec Chef / Partner – El Jardin

Chef Francisco Migoya
Head Chef – Modernist Cuisine

Chef Drew Deckman
Exec Chef / Owner – Deckman’s en el Mogor

Chef Jamie Simpson
Exec Chef Liaison – The Culinary Vegetable Institute

Chef Barton Seaver
Founder and Chief Education Officer,
Barton Seaver- Coastal Culinary Academy

Farmer Lee Jones
The Chefs Garden

Jessica Waite
Restaurateur / President of the Berry Good Food Foundation

Chef Davin Waite
Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub

Fish Monger Tommy Gomes
Catalina Offshore Products

Andrew Friedman
Author: Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll / Podcaster: Andrew Talks to Chefs

Chef Phillip Frankland Lee
Chef / Owner - Scratch Restaurants LLC

Chef Rainer Zinngrebe
Global Vice President, Culinary
Marriott International Luxury Brands

Chef Dan Kish
Founder Food-Fixe

Chef AJ Schaller
Executive Chef at CREA

Chef Brian Redzikowski
Kettner Exchange

Chef Brian Malarkey
Herb & Wood

Chef Keith A. Lord
Director & Mastermind of Culinary
The Wild Thyme Company

Chad Minton
Founder of TrueCooks

Farmer Paul Greive

Chef Marco Maestoso
Chef / Owner - Maestoso

Chef Bruce Hill
Chef / Partner - Zero Zero, Picco, Pizzeria Picco

Chef David Skinner

Chef Roy Villacrusis
Gaijin Asiatic Cuisine

Chef Nyesha J. Arrington
Los Angeles Chef

Chef Jule Vranian
Sweet Jules Gifts

Chef Steven Vranian
Gianni's Steakhouse

Chef Mark Gaier
M.C. Perkins Cove

Chef Clark Frasier
M.C. Perkins Cove

Chef Karlo Evaristo
Adia Supper Club

Chef Jared Ventura
Adia Supper Club

Chef Jason Niederkorn
Sands Hotel and Spa

Chef DJ Tangalin
Maya Eatery

Chef Michael Poompan
Ritz Carlton, Denver

Chef Hanis Cavin
Porchetta Shack

Chef Benjamin Udave
Executive Chef - Market Lead, Pacific
Sysco Los Angeles

Chef Erik Aronow
Executive Pastry Chef - Puesto

Chef Rachelle Boucher
The Flavor Agent,
Culinary Program Developer, and Appliance Whisperer

Jennifer Bushman
Route to Market, LLC

Charissa Melnik
Partner - San Junipero Productions

Chris Cumming
Senior Sales Manager - Pacifico Aquaculture

Julie Kuchepatov
Fairtrade USA Seafood

Hazel Hernandez-Supple
Harvester / Owner - Pacific King Inc

Neil Doherty
Sr. Director Culinary Development - Sysco Corporation

Shevis Shima
Senior Vice President, Sales -
Santa Monica Seafood

Troy Johnson
Food Writer - San Diego Magazine