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2019 Talent

Martina McBride
Country Music Artist, TV Host, Author
Tyler Florence
Restaurateur, Chef, TV Host, Author, Media Producer
Kathie Lee Gifford
Partner, GIFFT Wine
Aarón Sánchez
Chef & Owner, Johnny Sánchez
Carla Hall
Chef, Author and Television Personality.
Scott Conant
Chef & Partner, Mora Italian (Phoenix, Arizona)
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
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
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
Lily Aldridge
Bertha González Nieves
Co-Founder & CEO, Tequila Casa Dragones
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
Matt Bolus
Chef & Partner, The 404 Kitchen, Executive Chef of Pemrose
Carey Bringle
Pitmaster, Peg Leg Porker 
Matt Hyland
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
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
Murphy Vaughn & Chris Bowater
Co-Chefs, Silo
Mike Haggerty
Co-Owner & Executive Chef, Sea Salt
Emma Livingston
Pastry Chef, The Old School Nashville
Rob Newton
Executive Chef, Gray & Dudley
Hrant Arakelian
Chef & Owner, Lyra
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
Andrew Wiseheart & Gabe Scott
Co-Founder/Chef & Co-Founder/General Manager, Ladybird Taco
Romain Fournel
Executive Pastry Chef, Stompin’ Grounds Restaurant & Market
Laurence Faber
Pastry Chef of The Barn at Blackberry Farm®
Shane Nasby
Pitmaster, HoneyFire BBQ
Ryder Zetts
Executive Chef, Star Rover Sound
Meagan Stout
Chef de Cuisine at Makeready Libations & Liberation
Sean Porter
Chef & Founder, Daddy Dogs
Nick Scott
Owner & Executive chef, Alchemy Memphis
Hunter Moore
Executive Chef & Managing Partner, Parson's Chicken & Fish
Skylar Bush
Chef, Edible Nashville
Alyssa Gangeri
Head Pastry Chef, Urban Grub