2016 Talent

150+ chefs, brewers, vintners, spirit experts, artisans, authors and personalities with one goal in mind: to create one of the most amazing 3-day culinary parties in the country.

Food + Beverage Writers

Robert Simonson

The New York Times
New York, NY

Keith Pandolfi

Serious Eats
New York, NY

David Tamarkin

Epicurious.com
New York, NY

Molly Wizenberg

Orangette
Seattle, WA
Kat Kinsman

Kat Kinsman

Time Inc.’s Extra Crispy
New York, NY
Kathy Kingsley

Kathy Kingsley

Fine Cooking Magazine
Newtown, CT

Amy Thielen

Food Network
Fargo, MN
Jay Stowe

Jay Stowe

Cincinnati Magazine
Cincinnati, OH

Chefs

Jean-Robert de Cavel

Jean-Robert's Table
Cincinnati, OH

Andy Ricker

Pok Pok
Portland, New York, Los Angeles

Kevin Ashworth

610 Magnolia
Louisville, KY

Paul Barraco

20 Brix
Cincinnati, OH

Dan Wright

Senate, Abigail Street
Cincinnati, OH
Sean Curran

Sean Curran

Bistro Grace
Cincinnati, OH

Jeremy Lieb

Boca
Cincinnati, OH

Stephen Williams

Bouquet
Covington, KY

Blair Fornshell

Brown Bear Bakery
Cincinnati, OH

Jonathan Searle

Lockbox
Lexington, KY

Allison Hines

Butcher Betties Meat and Sweets
Florence, KY

Jonathon Sawyer

The Greenhouse Tavern
Cleveland, OH

Justin Leidenheimer

D Burnham's
Cincinnati, OH

David Cook

Daveed's
Cincinnati, OH

Annie Pettry

Decca
Louisville, KY

Renee Schuler

EatWell Celebrations
Cincinnati, OH

Ryan Rogers

Feast BBQ and Royals Hot Chicken
Louisville, KY

Jana Douglass and Jessica Bechtel

Happy Chicks Bakery
Cincinnati, OH

Tony Ferrari

Hillside Supper Club
San Francisco, CA

Tobias Harris

Huit Court Street
Cincinnati, OH

Paula Markus

CHOP Butchery & Charcuterie
Portland, OR

Chris Bushelman

Incline Public House
Cincinnati, OH

Michelle Brown

Jag's Steak & Seafood
Cincinnati, OH

Suzy DeYoung

La Soupe
Cincinnati, OH

Jason Rose

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
Cincinnati, OH

Cara Mangini

Little Eater
Columbus, OH

James Rigato

Mabel Gray, The Root Restaurant & Bar
Detroit, MI

Eric Finley

CHOP Butchery & Charcuterie
Portland, OR

Mike Florea

Marielle's Eat + Drink
Cincinnati, OH

Josh Wamsley

Mazunte
Cincinnati, OH

Jason Louda

Meatball Kitchen
Cincinnati, OH

Jared Bennett

Metropole
Cincinnati, OH

Aaron Owen

Nicola's
Cincinnati, OH

Julie Francis

Nectar
Cincinnati, OH
Marc Pauvert

Marc Pauvert

Four Seasons Hotel
Philadelphia, PA

Megan Ketover

Orchids at Palm Court
Cincinnati, OH

Todd Kelly

Orchids at Palm Court
Cincinnati, OH

Anthony Muñoz

Anthony Muñoz Foundation
Cincinnati, OH

Brad Bernstein

Red Feather Kitchen
Cincinnati, OH

Richard DeShantz

Butcher and the Rye
Pittsburgh, PA

Mike Randolph

Público
St. Louis, MO

Jose Salazar

Salazar
Cincinnati, OH

Frances Kroner

Sleepy Bee Cafe
Cincinnati, OH
Dana Adkins

Dana Adkins

Eli's BBQ
Cincinnati, OH

Sara Bornick

streetpops
Cincinnati, OH

Ileana Saldivia

Sugar Realm
Cincinnati, OH

Taren Kinebrew

Sweet Petit Desserts
Cincinnati, OH

Neil Doherty

Sysco
Houston, TX

Jason Greenman

Taste of Belgium
Cincinnati, OH

Norman Tchorz

Tela
Wyoming, OH

Nathan Mantia

Tela
Wyoming, OH

Derek Dos Anjos

The Anchor
Cincinnati, OH

Sam Gordon

The Chocolate Bee
Cincinnati, OH

Shalini Latour

The Chocolate Bee
Cincinnati, OH

Chas Barracato

The Eagle, Bakersfield
Cincinnati, OH

Jeremy Luers

The President's Room
Cincinnati, OH

Jackson Rouse

The Rookwood
Cincinnati, OH

John Gorham

Toro Bravo
Portland, OR

Seth Laasak

Wolf's Ridge Brewing
Columbus, OH

Jaime Carmody

Out of Thyme Kitchen Studio
Cincinnati, OH

Tsvika Silberberg

Zula, ZBGB Gourmet Burger and Bar
Cincinnati, OH
Mark Curry

Mark Curry

Sysco
Cincinnati, OH
Arik Messerschmidt

Arik Messerschmidt

E + O Kitchen
Cincinnati, OH
Mark Bodenstein

Mark Bodenstein

Nuvo at Greenup
Covington, KY

Rachel DesRochers

Grateful Grahams
Covington, KY
Jeremy Ashby

Jeremy Ashby

Azur Restaurant and Patio
Lexington, KY
David Miller

David Miller

Cincinnati Zoo
Cincinnati, OH
Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan

Creekstone Farms
Knoxville, TN
Ned Elliott

Ned Elliott

Foreign and Domestic
Austin, TX

Nathan Jolley

La Petite Pierre
Cincinnati, OH

David Malone

Cincinnati Cooks
Cincinnati, OH
Brian Neumann

Brian Neumann

Mita's
Cincinnati, OH

Bobby Benjamin

Butchertown Grocery
Louisville, KY
Matt Jamie

Matt Jamie

Bourbon Barrel Foods
Louisville, KY
Danny Combs

Danny Combs

Sotto
Cincinnati, OH
Bryan Weaver

Bryan Weaver

Butcher and Bee
Nashville, TN
Dan Thompson

Dan Thompson

Creation Gardens
Louisville, KY
Diana Andrews

Diana Andrews

Fine Cooking Magazine
Newtown, CT
Jennifer Kagy

Jennifer Kagy

Sysco
Cincinnati, OH
John Tomain

John Tomain

Fifty West Brewing
Cincinnati, OH
Summer Genetti

Summer Genetti

Michael Symon's Lola Bistro
Cleveland, OH
Paul Alford

Paul Alford

O Pie O
Cincinnati, OH
Matt Madison

Matt Madison

Madisono's Gelato
Cincinnati, OH
Sarah Dworak

Sarah Dworak

Babushka Pierogies
Covington, KY

Rising Stars

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly

Carlo & Johnny
Cincinnati, OH
Steven Shockley

Steven Shockley

The Anchor OTR
Cincinnati, OH

Mandira Jacob

Oh Little Mustard Seed
Cincinnati, OH

Joshua Miller

Maribelle's Eat + Drink
Cincinnati, OH

Dionne McCaskill-Alston

All Day / The Turned Table
Cincinnati, OH

Tyler Retyi-Gazda

Grind on the Rhine
Cincinnati, OH

Karina and Chaz Rice

Gadabout Doughtnuts
Cincinnati, OH
Francisco Alfaro

Francisco Alfaro

Please
Cincinnati, OH
Amanda Bowman

Amanda Bowman

Nectar
Cincinnati, OH

Suzanne Church

Metropole
Cincinnati, OH

Brandon Lomax

Bouquet
Covington, KY

Andy Hiner

Salazar
Cincinnati, OH

Max Wagner

Orchids at Palm Court
Cincinnati, OH
Steven Clement

Steven Clement

Salazar
Cincinnati, OH
Emma Cotter

Emma Cotter

Sleepy Bee Cafe
Cincinnati, OH

James Avant IV

OCD Cakes
Cincinnati, OH

Beer, Wine, Coffee & Spirit Experts

Molly Wellmann

Wellmann Brands
Cincinnati, OH
Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Butcher and the Rye
Pittsburgh, PA
Julia Petiprin

Julia Petiprin

Sundry and Vice
Cincinnati, OH
Jon Lewis

Jon Lewis

Deeper Roots Coffee
Cincinnati, OH

Mike Stankovich

The Peacemaker
Cincinnati, OH

Jacob Trevino

The Overlook Lodge
Cincinnati, OH

Catherine Manabat

Watershed Distillery
Cincinnati, OH
Lindsay Furia

Lindsay Furia

Boca
Cincinnati, OH
Jay Erisman

Jay Erisman

New Riff Distillery
Covington, KY
Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart

Hart and Cru
Cincinnati, OH
Mike Georgiton

Mike Georgiton

Pontiac BBQ
Cincinnati, OH
Charlie Johantges

Charlie Johantges

MadTree Brewing
Cincinnati, OH
Jonathan Kiviniemi

Jonathan Kiviniemi

Martin & Company
Cincinnati, OH
Sharon Fenchak

Sharon Fenchak

Biltmore Winery
Asheville, NC
Tony Tausch

Tony Tausch

Coffee Emporium
Cincinnati, OH
Keegan O'Ryan Corcoran

Keegan O'Ryan Corcoran

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
Cincinnati, OH
Jenny Hicks

Jenny Hicks

Orchids at Palm Court
Cincinnati, OH
Lauren Hancock Gibb

Lauren Hancock Gibb

Orchids at Palm Court
Cincinnati, OH
Mary Horn

Mary Horn

Heidelberg
Cincinnati, OH
Chris Shields

Chris Shields

Rhinegeist
Cincinnati, OH
Jeff Hickenlooper

Jeff Hickenlooper

Revelry
Cincinnati, OH
Adam Shobert

Adam Shobert

Vintner Select
Cincinnati, OH
Lance Bowman

Lance Bowman

Bromwell's Härth Lounge
Cincinnati, OH
Lindsay Laubenstein

Lindsay Laubenstein

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Cincinnati, OH
Cody Monk

Cody Monk

The Precinct
Cincinnati, OH
Jen Miller

Jen Miller

Mita's
Cincinnati, OH
Pete Wagner

Pete Wagner

Brown-Forman
Cincinnati, OH

Beverage Participants

Artisans