Talent

Aarón Sánchez
Chef & Owner, Johnny Sánchez
Carla Hall
Chef, Author and Television Personality.
Rick Bayless
Chef & Owner, Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, Xoco, Leña Brava, Cruz Blanca, Frontera Cocina, Bar Sótano
Sarah Grueneberg
Chef & Partner, Monteverde Restaurant
Jonathan Waxman
Author, Chef & Owner, Barbuto, Jams, Adele’s & Brezza Cucina
Cheetie Kumar
Chef & Owner, Garland, Neptunes Parlour, Kings
JJ Johnson
Chef, Fieldtrip & Henry at Life Hotel
Helen Johannesen
Partner, Helen’s and Jon & Vinny’s
Tim Love
Chef & Owner, Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Queenie's Steakhouse, Love Shack, White Elephant Saloon and Back Dough
Mark Oldman
Wine Expert, Author & Speaker
Lisa Donovan
Pastry Chef/Writer
Tandy Wilson
Chef & Owner, City House and Mop / Broom Mess Hall
Deb Paquette
Chef & Owner, Etch and etc.
Jason Dady
Executive Chef & Owner, Jason Dady Restaurant Group
Margot McCormack
Chef & Co-Owner, Margot Café & Bar, Marche Artisan Foods
Vui Hunt
Founder & Chef, Vui's Kitchen & I Love Juice Bar
Jessica Benefield & Trey Burnette
Chefs & Partners, Two Ten Jack and The Green Pheasant
Michael Lishchynsky
Executive Chef, Bourbon Steak Nashville
David Rule
Executive Chef, Church & Charles
Jonathan Searle
Executive Chef, Proof on Main
Trevor Stockton
Executive Chef, RT Lodge
Katie Coss
Executive Chef, Husk Nashville
Derek Brooks
Executive Chef, Capitol Grille
Bron Lindsey
Executive Chef, Adele's
Lokelani Alabanza
Culinary Director, Hattie Jane’s Creamery
Kevin Korman
Executive Chef, Whitebird and Whiskey Thief at The Edwin Hotel
Casey Carstens
Executive Chef, Americano
Michael Kopfman
Executive Chef, Dream Nashville’s Stateside Kitchen
Crystal De Luna-Bogan
Chef & Co-Founder, The Grilled Cheeserie Melt Shop + Food Trucks
John Stephenson & Joey Molteni
Hathorne
Matt Bolus
Chef & Partner, The 404 Kitchen, Executive Chef of Pemrose
Carey Bringle
Pitmaster, Peg Leg Porker 
Matt Hyland
Chef/Owner EMILY and EMMY Squared
Matt Farley
Executive Chef, TomKats Hospitality
Nick Pellegrino
Chef & Owner, Mangia Nashville - Focacceria, Bar & Ristorante
Gerard Craft
Chef & Owner, Niche Food Group, Pastaria Nashville and St. Louis, Sardella, Taste Bar, Brasserie by Niche, Porano Pasta, Cinder House
Claire Meneely
Owner, Dozen Bakery
Mike Morales
Executive Chef & Partner, Sunda
Jess Lambert
Chef de Cuisine, Etch
Nina Singto
Chef & Owner, Thai Esane
David Tieman
Co-Owner & Co-Founder, Five Points Pizza
Daniel Lindley
Chef Proprietor, 5th & Taylor, Alleia, The Back Corner
Giovanni Pinato
Chef, Giovanni Ristorante
Daniel Gorman
Executive Chef, Henley
Jess Rice
Holistic Chef, Creator of AVO
Murphy Vaughn & Chris Bowater
Co-Chefs, Silo
Mike Haggerty
Co-Owner & Executive Chef, Sea Salt
Tony Fraske
Executive Chef, Makeready Libations & Liberation
B.J. Lofback
Chef & Owner, Funk Seoul Brother
Rob Newton
Executive Chef, Gray & Dudley
Hrant Arakelian
Chef & Owner, Lyra
Joshua Simpson
Chef, Proper Bagel
Bobby Hodge
Executive Chef, Oak Steakhouse
RJ Cooper
Executive Chef & Owner, Saint Stephen
Brandon Frohne
Director of Culinary, Holler & Dash Biscuit House
Jeffrey Chambless Rhodes
Executive Chef and Partner, Liberty Common, Butchertown Hall
Romain Fournel
Executive Pastry Chef, Stompin’ Grounds Restaurant & Market