Panelists & Chefs


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
Pasturebird


Chef Marco Maestoso
Chef / Owner - Maestoso


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


Chef David Skinner
Eculent


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